To download your Snapchat data follow these steps:
1. Open Your Snapchat Profile
To do this tap your profile icon in the top left of the screen.
2. Tap The Settings Icon
3. Tap ‘My Data’
Scroll down to the bottom of the settings list, ‘My Data’ will be the second to last option, just above ‘Log Out’.
4. Sign In To Your Snapchat Account
Before allowing you to request access to your data Snapchat will need you to sign in again. This is to verify that someone else isn’t using your phone and trying to steal your data.
5. Fill Out The Form And Tap ‘Submit Request’
Input the email that you want your data sent to, you can also set a date range if you want to.
If you want to get all your lifetime data then turn the slider off next to where it says ‘Filter your export by date range’.
Once you’re happy tap ‘Submit Request’
6. Check Your Email
You should receive an email almost instantaneously, click the link in the email to log in to your Snapchat account.
This will take you to this page;
Click on the mydata~XXXXXXX.zip link next to where it says ‘Your Data Is Ready’.
7. You Have Your Data
You now have a .zip file of all your Snapchat data.
Open the file and you will see four folders:
Chat_media and memories folders contain all your images.
Html contains things like your messaging history, bitmoji data, profile information and loads more.
The json folder contains the same data as the html folder just in a different file format.
What Does ‘No Name’ Mean On Snapchat Data?
If you have downloaded your Snapchat data and see mentions of ‘no name’ in it this is because the user has either blocked you or has permanently deleted their account.
This prevents Snapchat from listing their username in your data.
What Does ‘Last Modified Timestamp’ Mean On Snapchat Data?
The “Last Time Modified” date that you will see in your data refers to the last time a document or media file was changed.
In most cases it will be the same as “Creation Time Stamp”.
However if you are looking at Snapchat friends data you may see different Creation and Last Modified time stamps.
This is because the creation time stamp happens when you first interact with them, a different last modified time stamp can occur if they are removed from a group, deleted, blocked or re-added.
What Data Does Snapchat Store?
Snapchat stores everything that you do on the app…every interaction, every friend, every Snap you send and much more.
According to Snapchat they keep records of all the following things:
- Login History and Account Information
- Basic Information
- Device Information
- Device History
- Login History
- Account Deactivated/Reactivated
- Snap History
- Received Snap History
- Sent Snap History
- Chat History
- Received Chat History
- Sent Chat History
- Our Story and Spotlight Content
- Purchase History
- In-App Purchases
- On Demand Geofilters
- Shop History
- Snapchat Support History
- User Profile
- App Profile
- Discover Channels Viewed
- Breakdown of Time Spent on App
- Ads You Interacted With
- Interest Categories
- Web Interactions
- App Interactions
- Public Profile
- Friends List
- Friend Requests Sent
- Blocked Users
- Deleted Friends
- Hidden Friend Suggestions
- Ignored Snapchatters
- Story History
- Your Story Views
- Friend and Public Story Views
- Account History
- Display Name Change
- Email Change
- Mobile Number Change
- Password Change
- Snapchat Linked to Bitmoji
- Two-Factor Authentication
- Frequent Locations
- Latest Location
- Business and public places you may have visited
- Areas you may have visited in the last two years
- Search History
- Terms History
- Basic Information
- Terms Acceptance History
- Keyboard Enable History
- In App Surveys
- Reported Content
- Bitmoji Kit
- Connected Apps
- Connected Applications
- Talk History
- Ads Manager
- Snap Games & Minis
- My Lenses
- Email Campaign History
- Snap Tokens
- Snap Map Places