A Guide on how to How To Deactivate Snapchat
There is a particular excitement that comes from taking a selfie and posting it on social media to receive likes and comments. Social networking sites such as Snapchat let you do just that, creating live stories of interesting, funny or even absurd moments, and sharing them online with the rest of the world as they happen.
In that category, Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging apps across the world. Providing users with the possibility to instantly share photos and videos, for free, its main advantage lies in its spontaneity. Once some content has been viewed, it disappears from the app, bypassing issues of data storage and privacy violation. According to a report by eMarketer, Snapchat is still the top social media app for American teens in 2019. Its quirky filters and its multitude of eye-catching effects have defined a unique niche in the market, as proven by the app's 203 million daily active users.
But if you've grown tired of the app or it's taking up too much space on your device, you might still want to deactivate Snapchat. In May 2019, Snapchat was also discovered to be a greater potential privacy threat than previously thought. Its internal app, SnapLion was created to access private data such as location, saved snaps or contact information. So if this has you reconsider your dedication to the app, we've put together a guide on how to deactivate Snapchat and how to delete your Snapchat account. Fortunately, it is a very easy process.
- Go to a web browser, enter snapchat.com and click on the community section at the foot of the page.
- Go to My Account and Security on the right of the options list and highlight the account information.
- Delete the account.
- The screen will flash information asking you if you would like to proceed. If so, you will have to key in your username and password.
- Enter the username and password and proceed with the continue button.
- Once your account is deleted, you will not be able to access your past details and stories.
If you have reached a point where social media niceties, such as chatting, waving, sharing, liking and high-fiving through a screen seem to be getting in the way of real life, then it is probably time for you to deactivate Snapchat. Put your phone down, unplug and get back to good old face-to-face conversations. And high-five your friends, in real time!