How to reset Snapchat password

2020-05-29 - 4 min read

You’ve just updated your phone and need to log in to all your social media accounts once again. What a nuisance. You created your Snapchat account years ago and have never had to log in and out of it, so what on earth are the login details? Looks like it’s time to reset your password.

We’ll guide you through what to do, making this whole process as efficient and painless as possible.

How do I reset my Snapchat password?

Before we go any further, let’s make it clear that you’ll only be able to change your password if you have registered an email or phone number with the app. Obviously, Snapchat being a mobile app, a number will more than likely be assigned to it. If you’re using Snapchat on a tablet, your email will probably be the saving factor. Now that’s out the way, let’s go about changing your Snapchat password.

Resetting your Snapchat password via email

  1. Open up the app. When faced with your login details, press Forgot your Password?

  2. You’ll be given two options: reset your password through phone or email. Let’s choose email first.

  3. You should have immediately received an email from Snapchat with a link to reset your password. Check your junk folder for that email if it’s taking a while to appear in your inbox.

  4. Clicking on the link will direct you to a page where you can input a new password. Consult this guide and make it a strong one.

Resetting your Snapchat password via SMS

  1. Instead of picking email, choose to reset your password with your chosen phone number.

  2. You should receive a text with a verification code. Input that code into the space provided by the app. Now press Continue.

  3. Now you can enter a new password.

As password resets go, Snapchat is probably one of the quickest ones to go through. If you don’t remember the email or phone number the account was registered to, unfortunately, the only chance to recover your account is to contact Snapchat customer services.

What if I think my Snapchat account has been hacked?

A clear sign that your Snapchat is being used by someone else is the app constantly asking for your login details. Normally, once you’re logged in – that’s it. If you’re always asked for your password, then it’s a sign someone else is logging in and out. Resetting your password should be the first thing you do. However, if you’ve found that you’re completely locked out, getting in touch with Snapchat customer support is your only option.

How can I make things easier for myself?

Snapchat makes connecting with our loved ones easier than ever. So it’s all the more frustrating when you can’t access this tool.

If you want to avoid the hassle of resetting passwords each time you forget them, then a password manager like NordPass is what you need. NordPass removes the need to create and memorize strong passwords.

It will create top-tier secure passwords, store them in an encrypted vault, and even autofill them into whatever field applies. Using the same three passwords for everything is now a thing of the past!

Monica Webster
Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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