In this post, you’ll learn how to remove your phone number from Snapchat.
Snapchat grew over the past years to reach the 500 million users mark making it one of the most used social networks among generation Z.
Snapchat invented the stories as we know them and the filters. It was a disruptive move in the social media industry.
However, with all the data leaks stories we hear about in the news nowadays, you might want to protect your privacy a little more and delete your phone number from social networks like Tiktok or Snapchat for instance.
Believe me, doing it can be a great thing for your data!
Some social media asks for your phone number in order to prevent the creation of many accounts and avoid spammers on their platforms.
Follow along to learn how to remove your phone number from Snapchat.
Can you remove your phone number from Snapchat?
The short answer is no. But there are several alternatives to try to unlink your phone number from Snapchat.
You can either replace your phone number with a temporary number or hide your phone number from Snapchat or create a new account.
These 3 alternatives are fine.
If these three alternatives don’t fit your need, you can also delete your Snapchat account to remove your phone number from this platform.
How to remove your phone number from Snapchat?
As said earlier, there is no way you can completely remove your phone number from Snapchat unfortunately but you can try our alternatives.
Create a new Snapchat account
The first thing to try is to create a new Snapchat account with your phone number.
Doing this, it’ll remove your phone number from your first Snapchat account.
It works great if you want to hide your phone number from someone on your account but Snapchat will still hold your primary phone number.
If you want to delete your phone number from Snapchat for privacy and security reasons, you might want to try another technique.
Replace your phone number on Snapchat
The second technique would be to replace your current primary phone number with a secondary one you never use.
You can replace it with another number so you can protect your primary phone number.
To replace your phone number in Snapchat you can follow these steps :
- Open Snapchat
- Go to settings > Phone number > Remove phone number
- Insert the new phone number and validate it
- Done! Your primary phone number is deleted from Snapchat
Hide your phone number from Snapchat
The last technique you want to try is simply to hide your phone number from Snapchat.
Snapchat will still hold your number but at least it won’t be available to the public.
To do so, follow these steps:
- Open Snapchat
- Go to Settings
- Go to Phone number
- Turn off the option “Let others find me using my mobile number”
- Done! Your phone number won’t be publicly available anymore.
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