How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories

Go to My Data in Settings to request your Memories

What to Know

  • Go to profile image > Settings > My Data > Memories > Submit Request.
  • Enter your Snapchat account information when asked, and your request will be submitted.
  • Then, look out for an email you can download with all your Snapchat Memories.

This article explains how to recover deleted Snapchat Memories. This works for both iPhone and Android devices. Snapchat support may take some time to process your request, and depending on your account, every Memory may not always be recovered; however, it usually doesn't take long, and usually, you'll get back all your missing Memories.

How to Get Snapchat Memories Back

The best way to get your Snapchat Memories back is directly from Snapchat, which stores your Memories on their servers. You can go into the Snapchat app and ask for a copy of your data. Then, check your email for a file with whatever you requested.

  1. In the Snapchat app, select your profile image.

  2. Tap the Settings gear.

    Profile icon and Settings gear in Snapchat
  3. From Settings, select My Data at the bottom.

  4. You'll be prompted to enter in your Snapchat username and password, for your protection.

  5. The My Data page will show you all the data you can request from Snapchat. At the bottom, enter the email you'd like your data to be sent off to.

    Snapchat notes that typically you'll get your data within 24 hours or sooner but that it can, in some circumstances, take longer. It won't usually be much of a wait, but don't expect to get them instantly with the press of a button.

    My Data in Snapchat Settings
  6. Keep an eye on your email, as Snapchat will send you a file containing all your account's data, including your Memories.

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Losing Snapchat Memories

The best way to keep all your Snapchat Memories is not to delete them, of course, but that can be easier said than done. However, there are some tips and tricks to help you keep track of all the images you'd like to keep around.

The best way to avoid future problems is to regularly go in and save Memories to your device. You can also go into your Settings page in Snapchat and find the Memories section; in there, you can choose to save Snaps to both your device as well as Memories, as well as set up backups. You can even decide if you want to automatically save your own stories.

Memories settings in Snapchat
  • Can you see someone's Snapchat Memories?

    No. Likewise, only you can see your Snapchat Memories. There's no way to see what other users have saved to their Memories.

  • How do I see all my Snapchats?

    If you want to see all the Snapchats you've received, go to Settings > My Data > Submit Request. Open the verification email from Snapchat Support and select the "click here" link to log into Snapchat again, then go to My Data > Your Data is Ready and download the ZIP.

  • How do I view my Memories on Snapchat?

    To access your Snapchat Memories, go to the Camera tab and tap the small double image icon displayed by the Camera button (underneath in iOS, to the left in Android). A new tab labeled Memories will slide up from the bottom of the screen showing a grid of snaps if you saved any.

  • How long do Snapchat Memories last?

    Your Snapchat Memories remain on Snapchat's servers until you delete them. Snapchat Memories are never automatically deleted.

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