The Snapchat security breach, which compromised over 4.6 million accounts, has brought the need for frequent password resetting to the forefront. By changing your password periodically, you will be able to minimize the chances of somebody logging into your account without your permission. If you are all ready to change your user details, here is a look at how to reset Snapchat password.
What will you need?
Before you read the instructions for how to reset Snapchat password, make sure you have the following information handy.
• To reset your password, you will need to have your log in information, including the old password
• If the above details are not available, you will need to know the email id that you used when registering with the service and you should be able to access this email account If you cannot remember your current password and have been logged out of your account, you will be asked to furnish the email id given at the time of registration.
Snapchat will send a password reset mail to the account. If for some reason you cannot access the inbox of this email id or if you did not supply this information when registering with the service, Snapchat will not be able to reset your password.
How to reset Snapchat password?
Step 1: The Snapchat password reset page at https://support.snapchat.com/password-reset-request can be used to change your password or to recover the existing password. On the page, you will be asked to provide the email id of registration. Simply enter this address and you will receive an email with the instructions on how to reset Snapchat password.
Step 2: Choose a new password that has at least 8 characters and to enhance security, ensure that it cannot be easily linked with you. For instance, using your birth date, initials or even the name of one of your parents will be too easy. Pick something that is random, that you will remember and yet it cannot be connected with you by everybody who even knows you casually.
Step 3: If you continue to experience problems or do not receive the instructional mail from Snapchat, contact them through mail at email@example.com. This is the way Snapchat prescribes that you do things, but it is also possible to reset passwords on Snapchat by using their unofficial client Swapchat.
The app for Windows phones lists the ability to reset passwords among its key features and is definitely worth a try if you don’t have an iPhone handy. Of course, you could always use another device, mobile or not, that will allow you to log on to the Snapchat service page.
Ideally, you should reset your Snapchat password at least once a month. Typically, it takes no more than a few minutes to do so and is definitely worth the time given the fact that most people also have their phone numbers listed in their Snapchat account data. If you remember your log in details, things can be simpler. All you have to do is log into your account and change your username or your password.