If you’ve decided to move on from Snapchat and want to delete your account, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
1. Open a web browser:
Start by opening a web browser on your computer or mobile device. Please note that you cannot delete your Snapchat account directly from the app.
2. Go to the Snapchat account deletion page:
Visit the Snapchat account deletion page by entering the following URL into your browser’s address bar: https://accounts.snapchat.com/accounts/delete_account.
3. Log in to your account:
On the Snapchat account deletion page, enter your Snapchat username and password to log in to your account.
4. Verify your humanity:
Snapchat may display a series of images and ask you to select the ones that match a specific criterion (e.g., select all the images that contain a storefront). This step is to ensure that you are a real person and not an automated script.
5. Review the account deletion information:
Once you’ve completed the verification step, Snapchat will provide you with important information about deleting your account. Take the time to read through this information to understand the consequences of account deletion.
6. Confirm your decision:
If you still want to proceed with deleting your account, click on the “Delete My Account” button. Snapchat will ask you to confirm your decision once more.
7. Account deletion confirmation:
After confirming your decision, Snapchat will display a confirmation message that your account has been deactivated. Your account will remain deactivated for 30 days before being permanently deleted.
8. Avoid logging in during the deactivation period:
It’s important to avoid logging in to your Snapchat account during the 30-day deactivation period. If you log in within this time frame, your account will be reactivated, and the deletion process will be canceled.
9. Delete the Snapchat app (optional):
If you have the Snapchat app installed on your mobile device, you might want to consider deleting it to avoid any temptation to log in during the deactivation period.
10. Clear app data (optional):
If you want to remove any remaining Snapchat data from your device, you can go to your device’s settings, find the Snapchat app, and clear its data or cache.
Remember, once you delete your Snapchat account, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you are certain about your decision before proceeding. Deleting your account will remove your profile, friends, Snaps, and other account-related data.