Ah, Snapchat . . . the popular selfie-taking, video-snapping, and communication application—so much fun. But maybe you’re worried that someone might be taking hard copies of your photo without you knowing. Or not that into it anymore. Well then, you’re probably wondering: how does one delete a Snapchat account? Well, we’re here to explain.
You can’t very easily just navigate within the Snapchat application to delete your account; you’ll need to dig into the app a little further, beneath the surface; then you can delete a Snapchat account. Otherwise, you’re going to need a Web browser to remove a Snapchat account.
Let’s get down to business.
You’re able to delete a Snapchat account from either a Web browser or the Snapchat application itself, so choose your poison and let’s roll.
Open a Web Browser
Once you’ve opened your Web browser of choice from either your smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC, go to Snapchat.com.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Support.”
- After you get to the Support page, type “delete an account” in the search bar. The option “Delete an Account” appears; click on it.
- This takes you to the Account Deletion page. If you’re sure you want to proceed, now enter your account details and prove that you’re not a robot.
- You’ll be prompted to make sure your decision to delete your Snapchat account is final before it gets fully deleted. If you are indeed sure, then proceed. Otherwise, this is a good time to back out and your Snapchat account remains safe, sound, and active.
Delete Your Account From the Snapchat Application
Open the Snapchat application on your iOS or Android mobile device. Then, follow the process below to delete your Snapchat account.
- Head on over to your Snapchat Profile page and tap the Settings icon, which is a gear in the upper right-hand corner of the app.
- Scroll down the page to “More Information” and tap on “Support.”
- On the Snapchat Support page, type “delete an account” in the search bar.
- Tap on “Delete an Account” in the list that appears. You’ll then be taken to the “Delete an Account” page and have to input your password; then tap the yellow “Continue” button.
- Snapchat states that your account becomes deactivated and, after a full thirty days of inactivity, your account finally gets deleted. So, if you have a change of heart within the first thirty days that you’ve deactivated your account, you can reactivate before that timeframe expires so it won’t get deleted.
There you have it. If you truly want to delete your Snapchat account, let it sit for at least thirty days after you’ve initially decided to delete it, and it’ll disappear once those thirty days have passed. Otherwise, your Snapchat account is really only inactivated and, should you snap out of your moment of insanity and realize you love Snapchat and cannot live without it, then reactivate it, pronto!