Here’s what you need to know about accessing all the data that Snapchat has collected on you through the app.
Like other social media apps, Snapchat allows you to download your entire history and the data it has collected about you.
Luckily, the process is pretty easy. Here’s all you need to know about it…
How to Request Your Snapchat Data
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To download your Snapchat data, you’ll first need to send a request as this data is not readily available.
Here’s how to submit a request for your data:
- Open the Snapchat app and tap on your Bitmoji or profile icon.
- Tap the Settings icon at the top right corner of your screen.
- Scroll all the way down and select My Data. You’ll be prompted to log into the web view. Use your login credentials to sign in.
- Once logged in, scroll down and tap on Submit Request.
Your data will be sent to your account’s verified email address as soon as it’s ready.
How to Download Your Snapchat Data
Your download link will be sent to your mail as soon as it’s ready. Sometimes it takes just a few minutes.
Follow the link in your email to download your data. Don’t share the link with anyone, as anyone with the link could gain access to your entire Snapchat history.
Accessing the Actual Data File
Your data file will include your profile info, login history, memories, purchase history, friends, location history, Bitmoji, search history, as well as your support history.
Your data will be presented to you in a ZIP format and you’ll need compatible software to open the file. Once opened, double-click on the index.html file, and your web browser will open a page like the one below.
You can navigate to other pages from there, with or without an internet connection.
And that’s how to download your Snapchat data.
We also have a guide to downloading a copy of your TikTok data.
There’s No Such Thing as Being “Too Cautious”
It doesn’t hurt to find out what a social media platform knows about you.
Downloading your Snapchat data to find out what the app already knows about you can also help you find out if you’re sharing too much—especially with regards to your location and purchase history.
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