With all the hype around Snapchat streaks, more and more people are creating a Snapchat account for fun. There’s so much to do on Snapchat—from sharing your stories to maintaining the streaks. Snapchat sure has a way to keep your interest and give you the best experience. The never-ending fascination of keeping the streaks and using some cool filters is something nobody would like to give up.
Are you having a problem with your Snapchat account? Well, there’s nothing to worry about! We’ve all faced times when we messed up our Snapchat accounts. It’s normal for people to forget their passwords. Others simply delete their accounts because they no longer find the app interesting. But, what if you want to regain access to your Snapchat?
The question is how do you get your password back? Or, how can you activate a deleted Snapchat account? In simple words, is there any way you can recover the Snapchat account you’ve lost access to? Fortunately, you can recover a deleted or deactivated Snapchat account in simple ways.
How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Account
Your Snapchat account might get deleted for several reasons. For starters, it could be as simple as forgetting the password and username. Or, it can be more complex, such as getting your account hacked. Based on the reasons you are deleting a Snapchat account, there are many ways to fix the problem.
If it has been more than 30 days since you deleted your Snapchat account, unfortunately, it is deleted permanently and there is no way you can retrieve a permanently deleted Snapchat account. You might need to call support for help and to know your options. In the meantime, if it has been less than 30 days since you deleted your Facebook, you can follow the below steps for retrieving your account. Let’s check them out.
Here are the steps for recovering a deleted Snapchat account:
- Open Snapchat on your device (works on both iPhone and Android).
- Click on “log in” and type the login credentials of the account you’ve deactivated.
- Snapchat will ask you whether you’d like to reactivate your account. Click on “Yes”.
- You will get an email showing you that your account has been reactivated successfully.
How to Recover Snapchat Account if You Lost Your Password
If you can’t access your Snapchat account because of forgetting the password, you can follow simple and quick steps to reset your password and recover your lost Snapchat account. Here are the steps for getting your Snapchat account back:
- Open Snapchat on your mobile or desktop
- Select Login and enter your username, as well as, password
- Right below the login credentials, you will see an option that says “forgot your password”
- The next step is to decide whether you’d like to recover your Snapchat account with your email or phone number. You will be redirected to the next page that asks for your email ID. Enter your email account and click on the “submit” button. Alternatively, you can choose to recover your password on your mobile. In that case, you will get the recovery password sent to your phone.
- If you have chosen email for recovery, you will get a link for recovery sent to your email address. Follow the instructions properly to recover your account. The instructions include detailed steps on how you can reset your password.
- If you choose recovery by phone, you will get a link for resetting your password sent to your mobile number through message or via call.
- You will also get an OTP to ensure that it’s your account. Enter this OTP on Snapchat and you can reset your password.
There you go! While resetting your password is easy, recovering a stolen Snapchat account is not easy. You need to verify your ownership of the account to the Snapchat team to get it back.
How to Recover a Stolen Snapchat Account
If you haven’t deleted your account, but still can’t access it, it’s obvious that someone hacked into your Snapchat. Depending on how long it has been since your account got hacked or what all changes the hacker did to your account, recovery can be a complex process. You only need to change your password to ensure that the hacker doesn’t log into your account anymore or set up two-factor authentication to increase the security.