How Do You Recover Snapchat Messages?

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: June 2, 2020

I love social media. I have multiple social media accounts ranging from Facebook to Instagram. I have a Twitter account and a Snapchat account as well. I use it to follow entrepreneurs who love to share insights regarding the journey to success. Most importantly, I use Snapchat for a variety of reasons. But I accidentally deleted the message in Snapchat. One thing I’d like to know is how to recover Snapchat messages. How do I do it?

~Social Media Networks/ Snapchat User

Part I: IntroductionPart II: How Do You View Old Snapchat Messages?Part III: Recovering Deleted Messages On SnapchatPart IV: Conclusion

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Part I: Introduction

Snaps and even chats are deleted automatically once they are already expired or have already been viewed. However, what if you really need to view Snapchat messages from before? How do you do it?

You might be in serious trouble where you need to explain something clearly to another person and you need old Snapchat messages for it.

Or, you just need to get the info you had from an old Snapchat message. Well, we’ll help you how to recover Snapchat messages here. Let’s find out how.

Part II: How Do You View Old Snapchat Messages?

Snapchat is designed to automatically delete messages after they have already been viewed. However, you can actually save messages for viewing at a later time. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 01 - Open Snapchat.
  • Step 02 - Open the chat or conversation that you want to be saved.
  • Step 03 - Press and hold the message. Then, release. It will then stated, “Saved.
  • Step 04 - Check out if the message is highlighted (in color grey). If it is, it means that it has already been saved. This saved message will be kept in your account and the other person’s (you are conversing with) account as well. That is until you actually unsave the message in the conversation.

If you actually delete the conversation, the saved message will not be removed. Thus, in order to recover old Snapchat messages, you can start chatting with that person again. Check out if the saved messages will be shown on the interface.
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Part III: Recovering Deleted Messages On Snapchat

If you are using an Android phone for Snapchat, you can try this method out to recover messages that are deleted from Snapchat.

When a message is deleted on your app, it is not actually deleted from the memory of your phone. It is still in storage. It is renamed with the extension .nomedia. This means every other app should ignore this file.

Thus, if you could locate the files with the .nomedia extension and rename it, you can check out the deleted messages on Snapchat. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 01 - Download and install a phone file manager.
  • Step 02 - Launch the app (the file manager application).
  • Step 03 - Check out the folder named com.snapchat.android
  • Step 04 - Locate the files with the .nomedia extensions.
  • Step 05 - Once you find a file with this extension, rename it.
  • Step 06 - After which, delete the extension .nomedia from it. This will allow other applications to actually check out what’s in the file.

A tool you can probably try out is FoneDog’s Android Recovery Tool. Here are the advantages and features of this tool:

  • 01 - It helps you recover various files such as photos, videos, documents, messages, etc.
  • 02 - It helps you recover data from various applications.
  • 03 - Compatible with approximately 6000+ Android devices.
  • 04 - It is 100% secure. It doesn’t contain any malware or viruses that can bring trouble to your device.
  • 05 - It has one of the world’s best success rate.
  • 06 - A preview is made available. You can preview the files before actually restoring it.
  • 07 - Data is kept very safe. No data will be overwritten during the process of using the tool.
  • 08 - It gives you a 30-day free trial. You don’t have to shell out money before actually purchasing it.

Here’s how to use it step-by-step to retrieve messages with FoneDog:

Step 01 - Download FoneDog Toolkit on its official website.

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Step 02 - Launch FoneDog Toolkit on your device.

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Step 03 - Connect your Android device on your computer.

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Step 04 - Activate USB debugging on your Android phone for it to detect the device.

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Step 05 - After it has detected the Android phone, check out the data types you want to recover. If you need to recover photos, select Photos.

Tip: If you want to recover deleted Android call logs, click here.

Step 06 - Press Next for the scanning process to start.Choose File Type

Step 07 - Preview the data one by one. Select the files you want to recover.

Step 08 - Press Recover.

Step 09 - Choose a location you want to save the files to.

Step 10 - Press Recover again.Recover Whatsapp To Pc

If you are using an iPhone, you can try out FoneDog’s iOS Data Recovery Tool. Below are the advantages and benefits of this tool:

01 - It helps you recover various files such as photos, videos, documents, messages, etc.

02 - It helps you recover data from iTunes, iPhone, and iCloud.

03 - Compatible with the latest model of iPhones. Compatible with other iPhone models as well.

04 - It is 100% secure. It doesn’t contain any malware or viruses that can bring trouble to your device.

05 - It has one of the world’s best success rate.

06 - A preview is made available. You can preview the files before actually restoring it.

07 - Data is kept very safe. No data will be overwritten during the process of using the tool.

08 - It gives you a 30-day free trial. You don’t have to shell out money before actually purchasing it.

Here’s how to use it on your device:

Step 01 - Download FoneDog Toolkit on its official website. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes downloaded and installed. Do not open iTunes when you are currently using FoneDog on your device.

This is to prevent automatic sync. You can also deactivate the automatic sync feature on iTunes. Go to Preferences and then Devices. After which check out the box that says “Preven iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.”

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Step 02 - Launch FoneDog Toolkit on your device.Main Tools

Step 03 - Connect your Apple device to your computer using a cable that comes with it. Select Recover From iOS Device. Connect Ios Device

Step 04 - Press Start Scan.Connected

Step 05 - All data category will be listed on the left-hand side of the screen. Select the files you want to restore

Step 06 - Press Recover button.Ios Scanning Results

Step 07 - Select a location where you want to save the files.

Step 08 - Press Recover again.Recover Ios Photos To Pc

Part IV: Conclusion

Recovering Snapchat messages is easy if you follow this guide. You can do it manually by following the steps outlined here. As such, you can try to use FoneDog’s tools to do so.

Use the Android Recovery tool for Android smartphones.

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Finally, you can try to use FoneDog’s iOS Data Recovery tool for iPhones.

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Jake2019-04-26 05:16:18

Trial doesn't include backup, and doesn't work with Snapchat anymore anyway. Money grab.

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Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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