Almost everyone has seen photos of people with dog ears or heart freckles or flowers floating on their heads. Also, I am 100% sure that you all know what I am talking about. That’s right, Snapchat. The combination of snaps and texts is what makes this mobile app different from other social media. Snapchat has a special kind of camera so, you can try on a new look with just one tap on the mobile screen. Simply, you can chat with your friends through snaps on Snapchat. With more than 500 million users, Snapchat has become one of the largest networking platforms.
To remove the phone number from Snapchat: Logout from your real Snapchat account> tap Sign Up> Enter First andLast Name> tap Sign up & Accept button> choose Birth Date> Change my username> Continue button> choose Sign up with phone number instead> enter your existing phone number> Continue button> Confirm account> Logout your account> Log In to your old account.
Although Snapchat is a really interesting app, it can be difficult to use sometimes because of its hidden features. But if you get the basics of Snapchat then you are good to start.
Do you already have a Snapchat account? If yes, then how did you sign up on Snapchat? You can sign up on Snapchat with either your phone number or email address. Personally, I prefer to use my email address over my phone number because it is safer to sign up with an email address. But, have you linked your phone number to your Snapchat account already? Then here are some tips to unlink your phone number from Snapchat.
Also read: How To Change / Add a Phone Number on TikTok
A Sad Tip
Now that you have already linked your phone number with your Snapchat account, there is only one tip for you. Delete your Snapchat account. All those times you had spent earning all those Snapstreaks will go in vain. You have no other option left. You’ll have to create a new account, follow the entire instructions of Snapchat, search your friends, and add them all over again. Quite boring, isn’t it?
Relax! It was just a joke. But you can unlink your phone number that way too. In this article, I will be sharing all the tips and tricks to unlink your phone numbers from your Snapchat account. Now, let’s get on to the real deal.
- Remove Your Phone Number Directly from Snapchat
- Hide Your Existing Phone Number on Snapchat
- Create Two Accounts from the Same Phone Number
- Replace Your Phone Number
Tip 1: Remove Your Phone Number Directly from Snapchat
Settings->Tap Mobile Number->Verify Phone Number->Delete Phone Number. However, there is a trick to removing your phone number. Here is how you can do it.
In 2014, Snapchat announced a new update that it is allowing users to unlink their phone numbers from their accounts. It was announced after 4.6 million users’ information was leaked out.
Here is the trick to remove the phone number from Snapchat:
To delete your phone number from the primary account, create a new Snapchat account using your primary phone number. To do so follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Open Snapchat
Open the Snapchat app on your device. Login to your primary account.
Step 2: Go To The Chats
After you open your Snapchat app, click on the chat icon which you will find on the lower left side of your screen. You can also swipe right to reach the chat section.
Step 3: Click On Your Profile
In the chats section, you will find your profile icon. The profile icon is either your Bitmoji or your story of that time. Click on the profile icon.
Step 4: Go to the Settings
Now you will be able to a gearbox icon at the upper right corner of your screen. Simply, click on the gearbox icon.
Step 5: Log Out From Snapchat
Scroll down on the settings menu till you find an option to log out and Log Out of your Snapchat account.
Step 6: Sign-Up
Now you will see the Log In page. After that click on the Sign-Up button.
Step 7: Give Your Pieces Of Information
Now enter your first name and last name. And tap ‘Sign Up & Accept.’ After that enter your BIRTHDAY. And tap Continue.
Step 8: Choose A Username
Choose username and tap Continue. Choose your username wisely as you can only change your username once a year after you change it once.
Step 9: Set Your Password
Now enter your Password and tap Continue. Make sure you choose a strong password, so that your account will be safe.
Step 10: Enter Your Primary Phone Number
Now, this is important! Under “What’s your email address.’ click on the ‘Sign up with a phone instead.’
Now enter your Primary Phone Number (phone number you want to remove from your primary account).
Step 11: Complete The Verification Process
After that, you will get a verification code on your message. Verify your phone number and enter the code.
Step 12: Remove The Phone Number
Now log out your new Snapchat account. And login to your primary account (real account).
Your phone number will be successfully removed from your primary phone number.
Tip 2: Hide Your Existing Phone Number on Snapchat
One easy way to remove your phone number from your Snapchat account is by not removing it at all. Confused? Since you have already signed up on your Snapchat account using your phone number, you cannot permanently delete it from the account(for IOS users). So, the trick is for hiding your phone number from the eyes of the public.
Step 1: Open Your Snapchat App
As you are operating on the Snapchat app, so open your Snapchat app. Then, log in to your Snapchat account.
Step 2: Tap On The Profile Icon
Then click on your Bitmoji or Profile icon.
Step 3: Go To The Settings
Go to the Settings by clicking on the gear icon. You will locate the gearbox icon on the top right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Click On Mobile Number
Tap on the Mobile number option.
Step 5: Turn Off The Option
Inside that option put Let others find me using my mobile number in off mode in case it is on.
This way you can hide your phone number from people and they wouldn’t be able to find you on Snapchat through your phone number.
Also Read: How to Mute Notifications on Snapchat?
Tip 3: Create Two Accounts from the Same Phone Number
If you don’t want to just hide your phone number from people but hide it from your account as well then here is the trick.
Step 1: Open Snapchat
Open the Snapchat application and log in to your Snapchat account if necessary.
Step 2: Open Your Profile
Select your Bitmoji or Profile icon to gwt inside the profile menu.
Step 3: Go To Settings
Click on the Settings gear icon to open the settings menu.
Step 4: Log Out
Inside the settings menu, you will find an option to Log out from your existing account at the very buttom. Scroll down till you find it and log out of your account.
Step 5: Create A New Account
Create a new account on the same phone using the same phone number (that you used on your existing account).
Again, log in to your existing Snapchat account and remove your phone number from it.
Tip 4: Replace Your Phone Number
This is more like a suggestion than a tip for protecting your Snapchat account and your phone number. All you have to do is replace your linked phone number on your Snapchat account.
Step 1: Open Snapchat
Open Snapchat and log in to your account if you have to.
Step 2: Go To Your Profile
Click on the Bitmoji icon or Profile icon to get access to your profile menu.
Step 3: Open Settings
Tap on the Settings gear icon.
Step 4: Click On Mobile Number
Inside the settings menu, you will find a lot of options. Among them, click on the Mobile number.
Step 5: Add Another Phone Number
Add any other phone number that you use rarely.
Step 6: Confirm Your Process
You will get a notification about getting a code via text or call. Choose any one option.
Snapchat requests you to add a Password for confirmation.
Remember to replace the existing phone number with another phone number that is less important to you. What’s the point in replacing for safety if the phone number that you replaced is your regular number, right?
What Are The Steps To Delete Your Snapchat Account?
You can easily delete your Snapchat account by two methods. One being deactivating your account for more than a month and the other is deleting your account directly.
Deleting Your Snapchat Account By Deactivating Your Account
Deleting your Snapchat account by deactivating your account might be a little long process but you can get your account back if you want to within the 30 days. The steps to delete your Snapchat account by deactivating your account are below:
Step1: Open Snapchat
Click on the Snapchat app to open the app and log in to account if you have to.
Step 2: Open Profile Menu
Click on the Bitmoji icon or Profile icon to open your profile menu.
Step 3: Click On Settings Icon
Select the Settings gear icon which is at the top right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Go To Support Section
Tap on the Support section under which you’ll find the Help Centre option. Click on it.
Step 5: Tap On Account Info
Go to My Account and Security then click on Account info.
Step 6: Delete Your Account
Then, select the Delete my Account option.
Tap on Continue. Snapchat will deactivate your account for 30 days. You can reactivate within those 30 days. However, if you didn’t then Snapchat will eventually delete your account after 30 days.
Deleting Snapchat Account Directly Via Snapchat
Deleting a Snapchat account directly is the easiest way to do so. It only consists of a few steps and is not reversible. The steps to delete snapchat account directly via Snapchat are below:
Step 1: Open Snapchat
Open the Snapchat app and log in to your account.
Step 2: Click On Your Profile Icon
On the upper left corner, you will find a your Bitmoji icon or your story of that time. Click on it to open your profile menu.
Step 3: Tap On Settings Icon
Inside the profile menu, you will find a gearbox icon on the upper right corner of your screen. Simply, click on it to open your settings menu.
Step 4: Click On Delete Account
When you open the settings menu, scroll down till you find the option to delete your account. When you find the delete account option, click on it.
Step 5: Delete Your Account
Click on Delete my Account and complete all the procedure.
Enter the username and password that you want to delete.
Tap on Continue. Snapchat will deactivate your account for 30 days. That means you can activate your account again with those 30 days. After 30 days, Snapchat will permanently delete your account.
This is the only way you can remove your phone number from your Snapchat. By doing this, you are tricking Snapchat by creating two accounts from the same number and removing phone numbers from one account then deleting the other account. Moreover, this is the only trick that you can apply any time any day. You don’t have to wait for April Fool’s day. You know what I mean, don’t you?
Frequently Asked Questions
You can easily use Snapchat’s filters on camera roll pictures using Snapchat’s built-in feature.
How Many Stories Can We Keep At A Time On Snapchat?
There is no exact number of how many stories we can keep at a time on Snapchat, but we suggest you to keep it less. Your followers might
Although you cannot delete your linked phone number from Snapchat permanently, you can still keep your account safe. If you plan to open another account, then use your email address instead of your phone number to sign up. Likewise, if someone you know plans to open a Snapchat account, then you know the drill. Suggest they sign up via email address.
So are you able to unlink phone numbers from Snapchat from the above-mentioned tips? Let us know in the comment section down below.