How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories 2021

Snapchat is a multimedia instant messaging app that lets you share photos, videos, and stories with your friends and followers. It provides a dynamic interface to share photos and videos as snaps instantaneously and easily save them to your memories tab. These memories are only accessible to you and are stored in your local storage as well as the cloud. The memories can be also viewed, edited, sent to your followers, download to your device, or reposted on your story.

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Your shared media and messages disappear after a certain amount of time and they become inaccessible to the recipients. Also, the recipient won’t be able to open and check it more than once, as they disappear once seen. However, there is a way to reopen snaps on Snapchat.

You can achieve this by self-destruct feature where you need to set the disappear time and once it times out, the sent items will be deleted automatically.

This feature provides Snapchat a massive advantage in terms of privacy over its counterparts, and it is one of the main reasons why Snapchat has been so popular with the millennials and Gen Z.

As every photo and video are is now a snap and saved as memory, it makes very easy to forward in a jiff file. But at the same time, it also leads the users to end up deleting their memories.

A Snapchat memory can be lost if you accidentally delete it or if your phone gets factory reset. It can also be deleted if the storage location that it was stored in got wiped out during a cleanup.

If you have happened to delete some of your precious memories on Snapchat accidentally, then don’t worry anymore.

Here you can find complete on how to recover deleted Snapchat memories on Android and iPhone.

In fact,

These are the same strategies you can use to recover memories on Snapchat that weren’t backed up.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories

Open the Snapchat My Data page and login to your account. Select the memories option and tap on the recover button. The support team will prepare an archive for your account. After 24 hours you will receive a zip file containing your deleted memories to your registered email address.

Here’s how you can:

  • Open the Snapchat My Data page.
  • It will ask you to login to your account.
  • Next, select the deleted memories option.
  • Tap on the submit recover request button.
  • Your data request has been submitted successfully.
  • Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a download link.
  • Open the email and tap on the download link and it will take you to the My Data page.
  • That’s it, tap on the to save it as a .zip file.
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Now you can follow the below steps to view and restore deleted Snapchat memories.

How to View & Restore Deleted Snapchat Memories

  • Go to the file and extract it on your device.
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  • You will get a new folder, once the file is extracted.
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  • Open the new folder and tap on index.html.
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  • Tap on the Memories option on the left side.
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  • That’s it, next you will see deleted snapchat memories of all time.

Alternative Ways to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories

1. Snapchat Memories Recovery

To recover your deleted Snapchat memories, go to the Snapchat Memories Recovery by iStaunch. Enter your username and tap on the recover memories button. It will automatically restore memories with photos and videos to your account.

Snapchat Memories Recovery

2. Android/iPhone Cache

One of the quickest and easiest methods to recover deleted Snapchat memories and snap is in your device’s cache. For this, you will need to navigate to your device’s file manager and check for the Snapchat folder in the internal storage.

This folder could be found under Android > Data > You can open this folder and look for the cache. There is a good chance that you will find your deleted memories retained in the cache. Just open it and click on save. Choose the location to save it in and you are good to go.

3. Look Into Phone Gallary

Another method is to look for it in the gallery’s trash folder. The deleted media is often retained in the trash folder for a certain period based on your device settings. You can go to your gallery > trash and search for the videos or photos. Once found, you can recover it by tapping it twice or selecting it, and clicking on recover. Once done, it will be recovered to its original folder.

4. Turn on Sync with Google Drive

Another safe way to recover your lost Snapchat memories is to turn on sync with your Google Drive from the app. This ensures that your data is backed up regularly and even if you have deleted it, you can still recover it anytime you want from the drive. Drive stores all backed up data on the cloud and these backups happen at regular intervals of time. 

In case you need to recover your data, you can just sign in to your Google account, go to drive, and open the recent backup folder. This folder will display all the data backed up into the cloud. You can choose and recover the required Snapchat memories from here.

There are also some PC tools like RecoverIt that can help you recover lost data but these can be heavy on your computer and are not backed by experts. So, it is always a good idea to turn on sync and backup your data regularly to never lose your memories ever again.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.