How to Delete Stickers on Snapchat

Change your mind about a sticker you added to a snap? Get rid of it

What to Know

  • Hold and drag the sticker to the trash can that appears.
  • You can't undo the deletion; simply add the sticker again if you change your mind.

This article discusses how to delete a Snapchat sticker from a snap before you send or post it using the Snapchat mobile app for iOS or Android.

How to Delete Stickers from a Photo or Video Snap

Deleting Snapchat stickers is almost just as easy as adding them in the first place. Follow the steps below to learn how to delete stickers.

  1. Tap and hold your finger down on the sticker that you want to delete.

  2. Without releasing your finger from the screen, drag the sticker around the screen until you see all the buttons around it disappear and a trashcan icon appear at the bottom.

  3. Use your finger to drag the sticker directly over the trashcan icon.

    Three screenshots of Snapchat for iOS.
  4. Continue dragging it over the trashcan icon until the trashcan becomes slightly enlarged and the sticker itself becomes transparent, then release your finger from the screen.

  5. The sticker should disappear, meaning you've successfully deleted it.

There's no limit to how many sticker deletions you can make. If you added a sticker to a snap, you can always delete it by following the exact same steps above every time, no matter what.

Deleting a sticker can't be undone, but you can easily put it back if you decide you want it back on your snap. Simply tap the sticker icon in the vertical menu on the right side of the screen and then tap the clock icon at the top to view your recent sticker history. Your latest stickers (including ones you added and then deleted) will appear at the top.

Why Delete Snapchat Stickers?

Editing your snaps is all part of the creative process — even if that involves removing certain things like stickers you previously added. You might want to delete a sticker if:

  • You only wanted to preview the sticker to see how it looks.
  • You want to see if a better sticker exists to make a replacement.
  • The sticker covers up too much of the photo or video.
  • There's not enough room for a sticker after applying several other creative components, like text or filters.
  • The sticker is irrelevant to the message of the snap.
  • The sticker just doesn't look good on the snap.
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