Snapchat stories automatically disappear after 24 hours, but you can also delete a story whenever you want before it vanishes. Here’s how to do it.
However, sometimes you might post a story that you later regret sharing and wish to delete. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to remove stories that you no longer want your friends or followers to see.
While Snapchat‘s defining feature is its automatically disappearing messages, stories are a different case. They stick around for 24 hours, making it particularly crucial to know how to remove them should the need arise.
How to delete Snapchat stories
The ability to delete a snap from your Snapchat story is quite straightforward and can be done within a few taps. Just simply do as follows:
- Open Snapchat and go to your profile.
- Under My Stories, tap on the story you want to delete.
- Tap the ⠇ button at the top right of your story.
- Tap Delete
- In the Delete this Snap? box, tap Delete.
- Viewing the story and swiping up on it
- Tapping the trash icon
Once you’ve confirmed the deletion, the selected snap will be removed and will no longer be visible to your friends. It’s a good idea to double-check to make sure it has been removed.
At the time of writing, Snapchat does not offer the option to delete an entire story in one go, so just repeat steps four and five for all of the snaps you want to delete.