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How To Permanently Delete Snapchat Data on Android

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Are you concerned about the privacy and safety of your Snapchat data? Fortunately, permanently deleting the app data isn’t a big deal. 

Quick Answer

To permanently delete Snapchat data on your Android device, launch the app, tap your profile icon on the top-left corner, and tap the gear icon to open “Settings”. Choose “Clear Conversation” in the “ACCOUNT ACTIONS” section. You can also deactivate your Snapchat account to delete the app data. 

To make things more understandable, we have created a comprehensive guide with simple step-by-step methods to permanently delete your Snapchat data on Android. We will also discuss downloading Snapchat data in case of accidental deletion.

Permanently Deleting Snapchat Data on Android

If you don’t know how to permanently delete your Snapchat data on Android, follow our step-by-step methods to accomplish this task quickly.

Method #1: Clearing Snapchat Data History

A quick way to delete Snapchat data on Android is to clear the app history in the following way. 

  1. Launch Snapchat on your Android device and tap your profile icon at the top-left corner.
  2. To access Settings, tap the gear symbol.
  3. Tap “ACCOUNT ACTIONS”.
  4. Choose “Clear Conversation”.
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All Done!

Snapchat will now delete all your conversations permanently. Similarly, you can also delete your app cache, search history, etc.

Method #2: Deactivating Your Snapchat Account

Another way to delete your Snapchat data is to deactivate your account by following the below steps.

As Snapchat doesn‘t offer a one-tap delete option, you will first have to deactivate your account to delete it by following the given steps.

  1. Launch Snapchat on your Android device and tap your profile icon at the top-left corner.
  2. To access Settings tap the gear symbol.
  3. Scroll down and tap “I Need Help” in the “SUPPORT” section.
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  4. Type in “Delete” and search for the item In the “What can we help you with?” field.
  5. Enter your username and password after selecting “Log in to Delete Your Account”.
  6. Tap “CONTINUE”.
That’s It!

Your account will now be deactivated for 30 days, after which Snapchat will delete all your data permanently. However, if you change your mind during this time and wish to get your account back, you just need to sign in with your credentials.

You can also close your Snapchat account on your web browser to delete its data permanently with the following steps.

  1. On your computer, open any web browser and go to Snapchat.com.
  2. Click “Log in to chat” and enter your login information in the given fields.
  3. Complete the verification puzzle and click “Log In”.
  4. On the “Manage my account” page, click “DELETE MY ACCOUNT”.
  5. Enter your username and password to confirm the action.
  6. Tap “CONTINUE”.

Downloading Snapchat Data

Before deleting Snapchat data, you can download and save it with these 2 methods.

Method #1: Downloading With the Snapchat App

You can quickly download all your Snapchat data while using the Snapchat app on your Android device by following these steps.

  1. Launch Snapchat on your Android device and tap your profile icon at the top-left corner.
  2. To access Settings tap the gear symbol.
  3. Scroll down and tap “My Data” in the “ACCOUNT ACTIONS” section.
  4. Type in your credentials, tap “Log In”, and choose “SUBMIT REQUEST”.
  5. You’ll receive an email from Snapchat once your data is ready, open it and tap on the link.
  6. Log in to your account and download the ZIP file of your data.
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All Set!

You can open your ZIP file with the help of an unzipping tool on your Android device.

Method #2: Downloading With a Web Browser

Do these steps if you want to download and save your important Snapchat data on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open any web browser and go to Snapchat.com.
  2. Click “Log in to chat” and enter your login information in the given fields.
  3. Complete the verification puzzle and click “Log In”.
  4. On the “Manage my account” page, click “MY DATA”.
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  5. Enter your email address, confirm it and click “SUBMIT REQUEST”.
  6. You’ll receive an email from Snapchat once your data is ready.
  7. Open the link in your email to download the ZIP file of all your Snapchat data.
Important

Wait until you’ve received your data before deleting your account. It’ll usually take 30 to 45 minutes to receive the email.

Summary

In this guide, we have discussed how to permanently delete Snapchat data on your Android device. We have also discussed downloading your data in a ZIP file before deleting your Snapchat data.

Hopefully, your problem is resolved, and you can quickly get rid of your Snapchat date before someone else tries to access it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Snapchat data stored permanently?

After every receiver has read each snap, they are instantly deleted by Snapchat servers. They automatically delete unopened snaps on private chats after 31 days and on group conversations after 7 days.

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