How to Reactivate Your Snapchat Account

Get your Snapchat account back up and running

What to Know

  • Log into 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 an email 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 using Android of iOS.

How to Reactivate Your Snapchat Account

Snapchat has a dedicated web page on Snapchat.com 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 choose to reactivate your account if you change your mind about deleting it. After 30 days, however, Snapchat will permanently delete your account.

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 log in with your username and password.

    Note

    You can't log in with your email address, and you can't change your password. If you chose to have Snapchat remember your account login credentials, which allows you to log in automatically under normal circumstances, tap Remove account to remove it so you can enter your login credentials manually.

  2. Before you're logged in, a message will appear showing how many days you have left until your Snapchat account is permanently deleted. Tap Yes if you want to proceed with restoring your account.

    Tip

    Alternatively, you can tap Cancel if you want to use this step as a way to check how many days you still have left before Snapchat permanently deletes the account. Be sure to log in often to avoid missing the 30-day deadline and potentially losing your account for good.

  3. Another message will appear, asking you to wait a few moments for the reactivation process to take effect. If you've verified your Snapchat account with your email address, you'll receive a confirmation message. Tap OK to wait to log back into your account when it's ready.

    Steps to reactivate your Snapchat account.

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.

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