If you’re like most people, you probably use Snapchat to stay in touch with friends and family. But what if you need to take a break from the app? Whether you’re trying to focus on other things or you just need a break from social media, here’s how to temporarily deactivate Snapchat.
How Deactivation & Deleting Works (& How Long You Have)
Snapchat doesn’t have a “temporarily deactivate” feature like some other social media apps do.
When you delete your account, it is gone forever. However, you can download all of your data that Snapchat has stored about you before you delete your account. This can be useful if you want to keep a copy of everything but don’t want to use Snapchat anymore.
iPhone Users Can Deactivate Snapchat From The App
From your Snapchat profile, tap the gear icon in the upper right. From there, select “Manage” under Additional Services. At the bottom of the next page, there’s an option to “Clear Cache.” This will log you out of the app, but all your data will remain intact.
The trick to deactivating Snapchat
If you’re trying to take a break from Snapchat but not delete your account entirely, there is a way to temporarily deactivate Snapchat. This will log you out of the app and prevent anyone from sending you Snaps or viewing your Story, but it won’t delete your account so you can easily reactivate it when you’re ready.
Before you decide to delete Snapchat…
You may be wondering how to delete Snapchat, but it’s important to know that there is no way to permanently delete your Snapchat account. If you decide that you want to get rid of your Snapchat account, you will only be able to deactivate it temporarily. Here’s what you need to know about how to deactivate Snapchat.
Permanently deactivating and deleting your Snapchat account
Deleting your Snapchat account is a permanent action that cannot be undone.
When you delete your account, your friends will no longer be able to see your profile or snapchat score, and your account will no longer be searchable. All of your snaps and chats will also be permanently deleted.
Can I reactivate my Snapchat account after 30 days?
Yes, you can reactivate your account after 30 days by logging in with your Snapchat username and password.
How to temporarily disable your Snapchat account
If you need a break from Snapchat but don’t want to delete your account altogether, you can temporarily disable your account. When you disable your account, your profile, friends list, and all other information will be hidden from other users.
To disable your account:
1. Open the Snapchat app and tap the Profile icon in the top left corner.
2. Scroll down and tap ‘Support’.
3. Tap ‘Account Info’.
4. Tap ‘Disable My Account’.
5. Enter your password when prompted and tap ‘Continue’.
6. Select a reason for disabling your account from the list provided and tap ‘Continue’.
7. Tap ‘Yes, I’m Sure’ to confirm that you want to disable your account.
FAQ about deactivating Snapchat
Q: How can I temporarily deactivate my Snapchat account?
A: You can temporarily deactivate your Snapchat account by going to the settings menu and selecting ‘Deactivate my account.’ Please note that you will need to re-activate your account to start using Snapchat again.
How to reactivate your Snapchat account
If you want to take a break from Snapchat but don’t want to delete your account, you can temporarily deactivate it. When you deactivate your account, your Snap history, friends list, and all other account data is stored by Snapchat. If you decide to reactivate your account, you can do so at any time and Snapchat will restore your account data.
Can you reactivate your Snapchat account after 30 days?
When you delete your Snapchat account, it is permanently removed and you cannot reactivate it. However, if you simply wish to take a break from Snapchat, you can temporarily deactivate your account. This will hide your profile, friends list, and all your Snaps and Chats from other users. You will still be able to login and view these things, but other people will not be able to see them. If you do not login to your account for 30 days, it will be permanently deleted.