How To Change A Password On Snapchat

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Whether you have forgotten your password or are looking to update your current one, you have come to the right place. Our experts at PC Guide have created this article to show you how to change your password on Snapchat.

Snapchat is a multimedia, messaging app created back in 2011. The app allows users to send self-destructing photos, videos, and texts. As well as being able to send snaps, users can also create stories. This feature lets Snapchatters create a series of images and videos that will last for 24 hours.

The app has gained loads of popularity over the years, gaining millions of users across the globe. As with any social media app, there is always a risk of your account being hacked. In the past, some accounts have been comprised where hackers have even threatened to leak images saved in the users’ Snapchat memories.

The best way to keep your Snapchat account safe is to update your password regularly, using a strong and unique password. Keep on reading this article to find out how to change your Snapchat password.


Change your password in Snapchat settings

If you know your current Snapchat password, you can update it inside the Snapchat app. It is very simple to do and we will show you in the steps below. If you have forgotten your password, keep scrolling down to see how to reset it.



Change your password in settings

Open the Snapchat app and tap on your profile icon in the top left of the screen. This will open up your profile information.

Click on the settings icon on the top right-hand side to open up Snapchat’s settings. In the section titled “MY ACCOUNT” you will want to scroll down to find “Password” and select it. It is between “Cameos ” and “Two-Factor-Authentication”.

Here, enter your current password. Once this is done, you will now be able to set your new password.

Snapchat requires you to set a password that is at least 8 characters long.


Reset Snapchat Password

If you have forgotten your Snapchat password you will need to reset it.



Reset your password via email

Snapchat lets you reset your password using an email address associated with your account. To do so, follow these simple steps.

First, you will want to open the Snapchat app. On the login screen tap “Forgot Your Password?”. Here a pop-up window will appear where you will want to select “via Email”.

An email from Snapchat will now appear in your inbox. In the email, click the URL link to open the “change password’ window. If this does not work, you can copy and paste the website link into an internet browser instead. After clicking the link, you will now have the option to enter your new password.



Reset your password via phone

Another option is to reset your password via your mobile number. Let’s look into how to do this.

Open the Snapchat app and select “Forgot Your Password?” on the login screen. Here you will want to select “via Phone”.This will trigger a text message to be sent to your mobile number that is associated with your Snapchat account.

In the text, you will receive a verification code. Copy this code into your Snapchat app and tap “Continue”. Now you will be able to set your new password.

Final Thoughts

The best way to keep your Snapchat account secure is to regularly update your password. Here we have shown you three easy ways to change your Snapchat password.

Looking for more helpful Snapchat articles? Read How To Change Your Snapchat Username now.

Funmi joined PC Guide in November 2022 and has a knowledge of AI apps, gaming and consumer technology.