How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Messages 2021

Snapchat has become one of the best social networking app for those who love to share their daily moments, stories, and entertaining content with their followers, friends, and family members. From its latest Snap Map function to all the exciting range of filters, there is so much on Snapchat that garners a large crowd’s attention.

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It also lets you chat with your friends and loved ones just like Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. Recently, the app introduced a new feature called Discover Messages that allows users to snap something interesting to their friends, who can view it, and then tap on a link to post on Discover.

One of the exciting and unique features is that all your messages including photos and videos that you send or receive will be automatically deleted after viewing or after 24 hours unless you save them.

In recent times, the platform has acquired millions of users just because of the idea that messages automatically disappear after some time. But people keep deleting conversations mistakenly and sometimes intentionally.

Have you ever deleted chats on Snapchat with your friend only to want to recover them later?

The question is, “is it possible to recover deleted Snapchat messages”? And, how can you get the messages back once they are erased from your Snapchat?

As you already know, Snapchat has made it clear that all kinds of messages you share over the chat box will disappear/expire automatically after the recipient has viewed them or 24 hours after viewing unless you press and hold to save them.

However, you can still recover the deleted Snapchat messages including photos, videos, and chats by requesting your account data and it’s also stored on your device with a .nomedia extension.

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

In fact, These are the same strategies you can use to recover deleted Snapchat memories.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Messages

Yes, you can recover deleted messages on Snapchat. To recover them, you need to request your account data with the help of the Snapchat My Data feature. Go to My Data Page > Select Deleted Messages and click on the Recover button.

Here’s how you can:

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  • You will be redirected to the Snapchat My Data page.
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  • Select the messages option that you want to recover.
  • Tap on the Submit Request.
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  • Your request has been submitted, and it will tell the support team to prepare an archive for your account.
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  • You will receive an email when the data is ready to download. It may take some time as per the number of your stories, photos, videos, and messages.
  • Tap on the Download link in your email, and it will take you to the My Data page.
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  • Next, click on the mydata.zip file to download it on your device.
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Now you have a .zip file containing your deleted Snapchat messages including photos and videos. But you might be wondering how you can view and restore deleted messages from this file?

Don’t worry, i’ll help you.

How to Restore Deleted Snapchat Messages

  • Extract the mydata.zip file on your Android or iPhone device.
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  • After the file is extracted, you will get a new folder.
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  • Go to that folder and open the index.html file to view deleted messages.
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  • Next, you will see all deleted Snapchat messages which you have made from day one.
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Alternative Ways to Recover Deleted Snapchat Messages

1. Snapchat Message Recovery

To recover your deleted Snapchat messages, go to the Snapchat message recovery by iStaunch. Enter your username and click on the recover messages. It will automatically restore messages to your Snapchat account.

2. Recover Snapchat Messages from Cache

For Android Users:

The best way to get these deleted Snapchat messages back is by finding the media stored on your Android device.

Go to Android > data > com.snapchat.android > cache folder and select messages. Next, you will see the deleted messages. Select the required deleted messages, and click on the Recover button.

Here’s how you can:

  • Connect your phone to PC via USB.
  • Go to Android > Data > com.snapchat.android.
  • Open the Snapchat Cache folder.
  • You will see the deleted messages.
  • Select the messages and tap on recover.
  • You can also recover deleted photos and videos.
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Alternatively, you can download FoneLab tools to get all your messages back. The software will allow you to recover the deleted Snapchat messages without any hassle.

For iOS users:

If you are using iOS, then you may have to use advanced message recovery software to get all your data recovered.

Here’s how you can:

  • Install the Snapchat Message Recovery.
  • Connect your iPhone to the PC.
  • Your device will enter the recovery mode.
  • It will start scanning your device for deleted messages.
  • Next, you will see the deleted messages.
  • Select the messages and tap on recover.

3. File Manager

All messages you have deleted from Snapchat are stored in your device’s internal storage under the name “.nomedia” extension. This extension means that messages deleted from your Snapchat are still available on your mobile.

Here’s how you can recover these messages.

  • Install the File Manager on your android device.
  • If you are using iPhones, you need to jailbreak the device and find the right file manager app.
  • Go to Android/data/ and open the com.snapchat.android folder.
  • Find the file with a .nomedia extension.
  • Here you will also see the files with the data invisible.
  • To recover deleted Snapchat messages, you will have to rename every file by removing the nomedia extension.
  • After that, the thumbnails for all the files will be visible again.
  • You may have to dig a little to find and recover Snapchat messages.
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4. Use the Dumpster

Just like computers have recycle bin where all your deleted files got saved, Dumpster is the Android version of the recycle bin. You must download this app to protect your important files and folders.

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The app stores everything you have deleted intentionally or accidentally. Whether it is a ZIP file or JPG, you could recover almost everything from Dumpster.

The best part about the app is that you don’t need to search for anything. Every deleted file is clearly visible. Besides that, Dumpster will help you retrieve Snapchat messages without an internet connection. However, you have to activate the app for Snapchat media.

5. Save Your Snapchat Messages

Prevention is better than cure. You must take preventive measures to save your messages instead of deleting them and regretting them later. Now, saving the messages on Snapchat is quite straightforward.

Here how you can save your messages:

  • Open Snapchat and log into your account.
  • Swipe right to open the chat section.
  • Go to the chat you want to save.
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  • Long press the message and tap on Save in Chat option.
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  • Once the message is saved, it is highlighted in gray color and bold.
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  • Also, keep in mind that other person also knows that you have saved their message.

Final Words:

I hope guys now you can easily recover your deleted Snapchat messages on your Android or iPhone device after reading this complete guide. If you are any issue while recovering messages then feel free to comment below.

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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.