In this post, you’ll learn what you need to know about recovering deleted Snapchat memories.
Snapchat is best known for its ephemeral videos and its popularity among teens and young adults. The app now has over 500 million monthly active users. According to the company, about 40% of its members are located outside of North America and Europe.
If you ever deleted a Snapchat memory and wanted to recover it, that post was made for you!
What are Snapchat Memories?
Snapchat memories are a new feature available on Snapchat (since 2016). It allows you to save your snap and stories directly on Snapchat.
With Memories, you’ll also be able to “recycle” old content that you can associate with each other to create new stories.
When you republish a snap or a story, Snapchat ensures that your followers will be able to know that it is old content thanks to a special frame. Be careful, only the contents kept in the gallery of your phone will be present in Memories.
Finally, among all the content you’ve saved in Memories, some may be really personal. So that your friends don’t come across them while you are showing them other snaps or stories, you can keep them thanks to the “My Eyes Only” feature.
To do this, just keep tapping on the content in question and choose from the menu at the top of the screen “Move to My Eyes Only”.
Is it possible to recover deleted Snapchat memories?
Yes, it is possible to recover deleted Snapchat memories.
Indeed, Snapchat keeps a copy in their database of all your data.
That way, you can request access to your personal data.
Snapchat memories are part of this saved data.
All you need to do is to request it directly on your laptop on Snapchat’s website.
How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories
Request data on Snapchat
The easiest way to recover deleted Snapchat memories is to simply request your data to Snapchat. As explained earlier, Snapchat keeps a copy of all your data in its database.
Here are the steps to follow to request your data:
- Visit this page.
- Login to your snapchat account
- Once redirected to the snap my data page, scroll to the bottom and click on request my data.
- You’ll then receive an email once your data is ready to download (it might take a few hours to receive it)
- Open the email you received and click on the link to download your data
- Once on My Data page, click on download.
- That’s it! Your deleted memories will be in the package.
Sync data with Google Drive
If the technique above didn’t work to recover your deleted Snapchat memories, there is not much you can do but prevent this from happening in the future.
What we recommend absolutely is to Sync your Snapchat data with Google Drive.
That way, it’ll regularly save your data into the cloud and you won’t lose anything in the future.
Just make sure you have enough space on your Google Drive app.
Check out your phone’s cached data
The last thing you can do to recover your deleted Snap memories is to check out your phone’s cached data.
Indeed, your memories might not be in the Snapchat app anymore but your phone has some cache and your data might be there.
Whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android, you can easily check your cached data in your file manager.
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