Once you delete a message on Snapchat, it’s gone forever. Well, almost. Depending on how you’ve set your app’s snooze function, you might be able to retrieve messages you’ve accidentally deleted. Snapchat allows you to set a time limit on how long you can view someone’s story. Once you’ve hit the limit, the message disappears from your Story until the time limit is up. If you send someone a Snap that takes them over the time limit, you might accidentally delete the message before you even see it. Luckily, there’s a way to retrieve deleted messages on Snapchat. Here’s how to do it.

Retrieve Deleted Messages On Snapchat

Method 1: Recover Deleted Data on Snapchat

You can manually recover deleted data on Snapchat by following these steps:

  • Go to your Story and tap the ghost icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Next, tap the three dots icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Now, select the option labeled “Off-site backup.”
  • On the next screen, you’ll see a list of backups that Snapchat has made. You can also find this option in the Settings menu on the device.
  • Select the backup that you want to recover from and tap “Load”.
  • Once the backup is loaded, you’ll be able to view the messages as if they’ve never been deleted.

Method 2: Using Dumpster App

If you deleted a message on accident, you can always try using a third-party app to see if you can recover them. There are a few great options available, including Dumpster and Data Recovery Pro. Both apps cost money, but they’re worth a shot if you’re willing to pay for them. They work by restoring your Snapchat data from an off-site backup that you can then manually sync with the app.

How to recover Snapchat data on iOS?

  • Open the Settings app on your device.
  • Select the “Apps” option at the bottom.
  • Listed under “Memorized Consoles”, select “Snapchat”.
  • On the next screen, you’ll see a menu with three options: Off, Always, and Always When Locked. Select “Off” to turn off Snapchat access.

How to recover Snapchat messages on Android?

  • Open the Snapchat app on your device.
  • Select the “Settings” option at the bottom.
  • Select “Account” at the top.
  • From here, select “Privacy”.
  • Now, select “Remember My Settings” under “Settings and Privacy”.
  • From here, select “Clear Recent Settings”.
  • Select “Clear” on the next screen.


Snapchat messages are meant to be short and sweet. Unfortunately, sometimes you accidentally hit the delete key before you finish typing. If you frequently delete messages on Snapchat, it’s worth noting that there is a way to retrieve deleted messages. Thankfully, it’s easier than you might think. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you can view your messages again.