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What happens if you delete the Snapchat app?

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Snapchat is a rather popular messaging app that has specialised in temporary messages and talking through media instead of the usual text. However, the app offers far more functionality than just messaging your friends.

You see, Snapchat is a camera app and messaging app bundled into one. This means that quite a lot of times, you’ll use Snapchat to take pictures instead of talking to someone. You can choose to save these photos in your memories or the My Eyes Only folder if you don’t want them seen.

However, this raises a concern about what happens when you delete the app from your phone. Where do your photos go? What happens to your messages? In this article, we’re taking a look at what happens when you delete the Snapchat app from your phone?

Also read: How to tell if someone is on Ghost mode in Snapchat?

Deleting Snapchat from your phone

Luckily, your data saved in Snapchat has nothing to do with the app’s local storage on your phone. All of your data is saved in the cloud, which means as long as your Snapchat account is active, it doesn’t matter if you have the app on your phone or not; your snaps aren’t going anywhere. 

Deleting the app itself is a rather easily reversible process compared to deleting your account. You can always reinstall the app at a moment’s notice. However, if you delete your account and go back in less than 30 days, all your data, including saved snaps and memories, are gone forever.

Will your friends get to know if you’ve deleted the app?

Apart from your general inactivity, your friends aren’t going to know if you’ve deleted the app. 

What happens to your Snapstreaks?

Nothing, except since you’re not sending any snaps now, you’ll end up losing them.

What happens to your Snapchat memories?

Your Snapchat memories stay saved with your Snapchat account. Whenever you decide to reinstall the app and log in again, you’ll be able to pick up exactly where you left off.

Also read: How to remove multiple friends from Snapchat?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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