Can You Unsend a Snap on Snapchat?

November 11, 2023
David Sunnyside

When you send Snapchat photos and messages, you can't take them back once they're sent. If you accidentally send something that you don't want to, it can be embarrassing. You might wonder if there's any way to delete a snap before the person sees it. This article will show you how to delete a snap from your chat log, even if it's already been opened by the recipient. You can also adjust your Chat Delete options to make chats disappear more quickly.

Can You Unsend a Snap?

In the past, there wasn't a way to unsend a snap on Snapchat. However, after an update in 2018, users now have the ability to delete Snaps that they've sent before the recipient has seen them. This is a great feature to have if you're concerned about sending inappropriate content or accidentally sending a snap to the wrong person.

To delete a snap from the chat log, first open the conversation that it was sent to. Then, look for a "Delivered" icon. If the arrow hasn't changed to a hollow square, you can delete the message before the recipient sees it.

If the arrow has changed to a hollow square, it means that the recipient has already viewed the snap. This means that it's too late to delete the message. However, if you're concerned about the person seeing your messages, you can block them so that they can't see your Snaps or chats.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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