How to Reset Your Snapchat Password

Cybersecurity Content Writer

You’ve just updated your phone and need to log in to all your social media accounts 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, with 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 this part is out of 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. Now enter your email address associated with your Snapchat account.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 the email option, choose to reset your password with your phone number.

  2. Enter the phone number associated with your Snapchat account.

  3. You should receive a text with a verification code. Input that code into the space provided by the app. Press “Continue.”

  4. Now you can enter a new password.

Resetting your Snapchat password via web browser

  1. Start your browser and go to the Snapchat homepage.

  2. Select “Log in to chat.”

  3. Enter your email address and click “Next.”

  4. Now select “Forgot your password?”

  5. You’ll be given two options: reset your password through phone or email.

  6. Choose one of the options and then follow instructions for either email or phone, provided earlier in this blog post.

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

How to change your Snapchat password

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone.

  2. Tap the icon in the top left corner of the screen.

  3. Now select the “Settings” icon in the top right corner of the screen.

  4. Scroll down and select “Password.”

  5. Enter your old password.

  6. Now enter and confirm your new password.

What if I think my Snapchat account has been hacked?

Having your Snapchat account hacked can put you in a very dangerous situation. If you tend to reuse passwords across multiple accounts, a single hacked account can put all of them in danger.

One of the signs 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.

Another indication that your Snapchat account has been compromised is if you notice any unauthorized activity, such as snaps or messages that you didn't send or receive, or if your contacts report receiving messages from you that you didn't send.

Another red flag is if you see any changes to your profile or settings that you didn't make, or if you receive any emails from Snapchat about changes to your account that you didn't request.

Resetting your password should be the first thing you do if you suspect that your Snapchat account has been hacked. 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 right for you. 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!

Subscribe to NordPass news

Get the latest news and tips from NordPass straight to your inbox.