How to Reactivate Your Snapchat Account

Get your Snapchat account back up and running

What to Know

  • Log in to your Snapchat account on the app using your username (not email) and password.
  • Tap Yes > OK on the following messages to trigger Snapchat to complete the reactivation process.
  • If you've verified your account by email, you'll receive a message telling you when your account is active again.

This article outlines how to reactivate your Snapchat account within 30 days of deleting it. The steps are the same whether you're using Android or iOS.

How to Reactivate Your Snapchat Account on the Web

Snapchat has a dedicated web page on where you can delete your Snapchat account. Once you enter your credentials to confirm account deletion, Snapchat will temporarily deactivate your account for 30 days.

Within those 30 days, you can reactivate your account by going to Snapchat on the web and signing in with your username and password.

Account Deactivated message on Snapchat account website

Reactivate Snapchat Using the Mobile App

Follow these instructions to reactivate your Snapchat account from the Snapchat app on your iOS or Android device.

  1. Open Snapchat and tap Log In.

  2. Enter your username and password, and then tap Log In.

    If you deactivated your Snapchat account, you can only log in with your username and password, not your email.

  3. You'll see a message that your account is currently deactivated. Tap Yes to reactivate it.

    Snapchat app with Log in, log in, and Yes highlighted
  4. You'll see a message asking you to wait a few moments for your account to be reactivated. Tap OK.

  5. You'll receive an email telling you that your account has been reactivated. Log back into your account and access Snapchat again.

    Snapchat app with OK, login info, and Log In highlighted

Waiting for Your Snapchat Account to Be Reactivated

According to Snapchat, it can take up to 24 hours for an account to reactivate. Accounts with a lot of data to recover (including friends, conversations, saved chats, Memories, and more) may take the longest to reactivate.

If you submitted your account for deletion and tried to reactivate it shortly after that, Snapchat may not have completed the deactivation process before you tried reactivating again. If you verified your email address, you should have received an email confirming deletion/deactivation.

If, after more than 24 hours of waiting, you still can't log into your Snapchat account, try these Snapchat troubleshooting tips or try reaching out to Snapchat customer service to get their support team to look into the issue for you.

  • How do I unlock a permanently locked Snapchat account?

    If Snapchat has locked your account for violating the platform's terms of service, you won't be able to unlock it. To start, you should try deleting any unauthorized third-party Snapchat clients, and then sign in at Snapchat's account page and click Unlock My Account. Otherwise, your account is gone; you may be able to set up a new one, but you'll have to start over completely.

  • How do I delete a Snapchat account on my phone?

    You can't delete your Snapchat account through the app, but you can do it through a web browser on your phone. Go to the accounts page (, and then select Delete My Account. Enter your login info again to confirm, and Snapchat will delete your account in 30 days.

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