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When people discover a new social media app, they often get addicted for a short time but get bored quickly. If you think that your time on Snapchat has run its course, it’s probably time to delete your account permanently. Be careful, though, because you won’t be able to recover your account should you change your mind. Here’s how you can get rid of your account for good.
How to Delete a Snapchat Account on your PC
Deleting your account is quick and easy and it only takes a minute or two.
Visit http://snapchat.com/a/delete_account. This page works on all platforms.
Enter your username and password to log in to your account.
At this point, a green screen will appear with two fields, one containing your username and another for you to enter your password. Enter your password to confirm your account deletion.
Click on the Delete Account button and wait for confirmation that the deletion was successful.
Once you’ve received confirmation, click on the sign-out link in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
It’s a good idea to try to log back in using whatever device you normally use to ensure that your account was deleted.
Deleting your Snapchat Account on your Mobile Device
Deleting your account on your mobile is very accessible.
Go to http://snapchat.com/a/delete_account in your mobile browser.
You’ll need to enter the log-in information. Type in your username and password.
This step requires you to re-confirm your password. Enter your password one more time.
Next, press on the “Delete Account” button below.
Look for the sign-out link at the top-right of your screen and press on it.
Open the app on your mobile and try to log back in to make sure that your account has disappeared.
The procedure to delete a Snapchat account is web-based, so it’s similar on PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone. There have been some security breaches involving user data with the app, so if you don’t regularly use it, having the account deleted is a smart choice. It will also save a lot of needed resources on your mobile.
Bear in mind that if you will not be able to get your account or username back. You’ll have to choose a new username if you want to return to the app.