Snapchat is a popular multimedia and instant messaging app with millennials and Gen Zs because of its privacy feature that allows users to make sent photos, videos, and messages disappear and set the time when they disappear.
If you don’t want these files to disappear forever, you can save the memories, which are stored in your local storage as well as the cloud. Later on, you can view and edit your memories, send them to your followers, download them to your device, or even repost them to your story.
When photos and videos are saved as memories, they can be easily forwarded in a jiff file.
But if you take and send a lot of snaps and save them as memories, you may easily run out of storage space. And when this happens, we are forced to delete memories.
When we choose which memories to delete, sometimes we may accidentally delete memories we didn’t intend on deleting. Also, Snapchat memories may disappear if you factory reset your phone.
If this has happened to you, and you are wondering if there’s a way to bring back your deleted Snapchat memories - there’s no room for panic. In this article, we’ll outline some solutions on how to recover deleted Snapchat memories.
We've also created a video tutorial on how to recover your deleted Snapchat Memories. Check it out below:
The first method you can try to recover deleted Snapchat memories is by requesting your account data on the Snapchat My Data page.
Now, proceed to the steps below to view and restore deleted memories to your Snapchat account.
Another way you can recover your deleted Snapchat memories is from your Android device cache.
An application stores cache in your device to work faster and provide a better user experience. So your deleted memories might also be stored in the device's cache.
However, keep in mind that the chances to retrieve a deleted Snapchat memory from the phone’s cache are slim, but it’s still worth the try.
If you are in luck to find any, move them to any other location and change their extensions to access them the usual way.
If you have an Android device, it’s usually linked to a Google account, which allows you to back up your data regularly on Google Drive even if you delete it from the app or the device.
If you have also enabled your Snapchat data to be synced with your Google account, you can easily recover your deleted Snapchat memories.
To check if your deleted memories are backed up in Google Drive:
Alternatively, if your Snapchat data is synced with Google Photos, you may be able to restore them from there.
Go to Google Photos and check all the photos stored there. If you see your Snapchat memories among them, simply select them and download them to your device.
You can also check the archives or the trash folder in the Google Photos app on your Android device. Select the images you want to get back and tap on ‘Recover’.
If you have an iPhone, it’s most likely you use iTunes to back up your data. If your Snapchat memories have been backed up in iTunes, you can restore them to your device.
Note: Make sure that the deleted Snapchat memories are present on iTunes. Restoring a backup from iTunes will restore your device and delete its existing data. So make sure you are ready to take the risk before you proceed to the steps below.
So there you go - these are the ways you can recover your lost Snapchat memories.
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