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How to Delete Your Snapchat Account

by Justin Herrick | September 22, 2018September 22, 2018 1:30 pm PDT

You want to leave Snapchat behind. That’s easy, and we can help.

Go down the list, and there are various reasons why you’d want get Snapchat out of your life. The service may have gotten too addicting. Perhaps you’re trying to escape the risqué nature of it. Data collection, too, might be concerning. Snapchat also lost its mojo against Instagram anyway, and a large number of users are embracing the Facebook-owned service these days.

Whatever your reason to ditch Snapchat, we’re not here to judge. It takes only a few steps to cleanse yourself of Snapchat and the obsessive, sometimes scandalous attraction.

How to delete your Snapchat account

How to Delete Your Snapchat Account - Snapchat Support Website

Visit the Snapchat Support website from any web browser

Select the ‘Contact Us’ button

How to Delete Your Snapchat Account - My Account Login

Choose ‘My account login’ followed by ‘I want to delete my account’

Enter your username (or email) and password to log-in

How to Delete Your Snapchat Account - User Data

Snap gives a rundown of how it handles user data, so give that a read and then enter your account credentials one last time to pull the trigger

Now you’re all set following the 30-day grace period’s expiration. Snap will have your account deleted and never seen again. All the data with it will be gone, too. But, if you ever want to return, you can do so by making a new Snapchat account. The only annoyance is re-adding all those contacts.

Snapchat may not be as hot as before, but your friends and family are definitely still on it. Don’t be surprised if you reinstall Snpchat after some weeks or months away. Regardless, leaving Snapchat behind for any amount of time could feel so refreshing.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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