How to Delete a Snapchat Story

How to Delete a Snapchat StorySnapchat stories are a way for snapchat users to post something that lasts a lot longer than a traditional snap. The only way to post to a snapchat story is to take a picture or video using the snapchat camera. There is no way to add images from any other source. Snapchat wants to keep stories as a way to show what you are doing right now, not what you were doing last year. There is a way to download your own snapchat story. There is also a way to delete your snapchat story. The process is set up in a way so that you can select specifically which snaps you would like to delete from the story. Below you will find the process required to delete snaps from your snapchat story.

How to Delete a Snapchat Story

In order to delete a snap chat story you will first need to have a story posted that you would like to delete. Once there is a story you need to delete, you have the option to delete the specific snap that you no longer want. You will only be able to delete your story one segment at a time. So if you have a 20 segment long story, you will have to repeat the process 20 times.

How to Delete a Snapchat Story – Method 1

The first way to delete a snapchat story is to delete them while you watch your story. This is done by swiping to the story page of the snapchat app, then watching your story by tapping on it. Your story will be at the very top of the page above the discovery slider. Once you tap on your snapchat story it will begin to play automatically. To delete a snap from the story you will need to swipe up when you get to the snap you would like to delete. When you do this you will be presented with a stats page of sorts for that particular snap. From here you will be able to see how many views the snap has, how many screenshots the snap has, and who has viewed your story. There are also two other buttons; “Download Snap” and “Delete Snap”. The buttons will look like this:

How to Delete a Snapchat Story

As you can see, there is a views icon as well as a screenshot icon on the left hand side, both with a numerical value below them. This is where you will see how many views and screenshots the particular snap received. On the right hand side there is a trashcan icon and a download icon. To delete the snap press the trashcan shaped icon. When this is done you will receive a prompt that serves to verify that you would like to delete the snap. The prompt looks like this:

How to Delete a Snapchat Story

Once the purple delete button in the prompt is pressed, the snap will be deleted from your snapchat story. In order to delete the entire story, you will need to repeat this process for each snap in your story.

If you press the download button, the snap will be saved to the gallery on your mobile device. The snap will keep any additions you made to it on the snapchat app. For example, if you added a filter the filter will still be applied to the snap once it is saved. When you download a snap from your snapchat story, it will not be removed from the story. A copy of the snap will be saved to your gallery.

How to Delete a Snapchat Story – Method 2

The second method is probably the more efficient method if you want do delete a large number of snaps from your snapchat story, or delete the entire thing quickly. The second method requires you to navigate to the story page of the snapchat app and tap the three light grey dots directly to the right of your story. By tapping the three dots your story will expand to show all of the individual snaps within your story. The expanded snapchat story will have the number of views for each individual snap to the right of each snap. It will look like this:

How to Delete a Snapchat Story

By tapping on one of the individual expanded snaps, you will be presented with the snap but it will remain up until you exit out of it by swiping down. If it is a video it will play on loop until you swipe down to exit out. at the bottom of the snap there will be a bar with the number of views, number of screenshots, trashcan icon, and download icon. It will look like this:

How to Delete a Snapchat Story

To delete the snap you will just simply tap the trashcan icon to the left of the download snap icon. You will be prompted with a question that reads “Delete Snap?”. Below the question there are two options. One option is to delete, the other is to cancel. If you want to delete the snap press delete. If you do not want to delete because you just pressed the button on accident just press cancel. The prompt looks like this:

How to Delete a Snapchat Story

Once you press the delete icon the snap will be removed from your snapchat story. Just like the first method, you will have to repeat the process for every snap you want to delete from your snapchat story. This method is faster than the first method discussed because once you verify that you would like to delete the snap, you will return to the story page with all of the other segments still expanded. This way you do not have to do any swiping. you just tap three times to delete each snap. You will just be able to tap your way down the rows to delete as many snaps as you need to.

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How to Delete a Snapchat Story

One thought on “How to Delete a Snapchat Story

  1. Fakharuddin

    Hi There,
    Thanks for the awesome tutorial post. I tried several times to delete some picture from my Snapchat messenger but failed. Going to try following your tricks.
    Thanks again.

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