Delete Your Snapchat Account (Complete Guide)

Jorge Felix  - Cybersecurity Expert
Last updated: November 7, 2023
Read time: 10 minutes

Deactivating a Snapchat account is straightforward if you know what you're doing -- you need to be precise. So let us tell you the correct procedure and what happens next step.

Snapchat is supposed to be the ultimate social media platform regarding privacy. But is it? More and more Snapchat users are deciding to leave this service behind because of privacy issues. If you’re also thinking about deactivating or deleting your Spanchat account, this article tells you everything you need to know.

Snapchat is a popular social media app allowing users to share photos and videos with friends? While Snapchat is banned in China, the world’s most extensive user base, this limitation hasn’t prevented the platform from becoming one of the internet’s most significant ones. Hence, today, it boasts three hundred million daily users.

But the size of a social media network has nothing to do with its usefulness. Sometimes you need to get away from some things. If Snapchat is irritating you this time, here’s how to deactivate your Snapchat account once and for all.

Deactivate Snapchat account – Quick guide

We will explain in detail every step you need to take if you want to download all your Snapchat data and permanently disable your account. However, the essential process is pretty simple, and if you’re in a bit of a rush, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Log in to your Snapchat account.
  2. Click on the “Download my data” option to download all your personal data before you disable your Snapchat account.
  3. Follow the “Account deactivation” link to start with the process.
  4. You will need to provide your credentials again. If your account has 2FA, then follow through with the second-factor verification.