How to Change Your Snapchat Account Password Securely

As a regular Snapchat user, keeping your account secure should be a top priority. Your Snapchat contains private conversations, photos, videos, and personal information that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. One of the best ways to secure your Snapchat account is by regularly changing your password and setting a strong password that’s difficult to crack.

Based on my 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, I will provide comprehensive guidelines on how to change your Snapchat password securely.

Why You Should Change Your Snapchat Password Regularly

Here are some key reasons why changing your Snapchat password regularly is important:

  • Prevents unauthorized access: By changing your password often, you reduce the risk of someone else accessing your account without your knowledge. If someone gets hold of an old password, they won’t be able to use it to log in.
  • Protects personal information: Snapchat contains sensitive personal conversations, photos, videos and details that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. Changing your password protects all of this private information.
  • Good security practice: Regularly changing passwords is considered a cybersecurity best practice for any account containing private data. Setting new Snapchat passwords periodically is a simple way to boost your overall security.

How Often Should You Change Your Snapchat Password?

A good rule of thumb is to change your Snapchat password every 2-3 months. Some additional password change recommendations:

  • Change it right away if you suspect someone else knows your current password.
  • Change it if Snapchat notifies you of suspicious login attempts.
  • Change it if you notice strange account activity you didn’t initiate.

Steps to Change Your Snapchat Password

Changing your Snapchat password only takes a minute. Follow these simple steps:

On Mobile

  1. Open the Snapchat app and tap your profile icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Tap the Settings (gear) icon in the top-right.
  3. Under “My Account”, tap on “Password”.
  4. Enter your current password and tap Continue.
  5. Enter your new password and Confirm. Tap “Save” when done.

On Web

  1. Go to and click Log In.
  2. Enter your username and current password to log in.
  3. Click the Bitmoji or profile icon in the top right and choose Settings.
  4. Click “Password” under the Account Information section.
  5. Enter your new password and click Change Password.

Tips for Creating a Secure Snapchat Password

When changing your Snapchat password, make sure your new password is strong and difficult to guess. Here are password tips:

  • Use 12+ characters – The longer the password, the more secure.
  • Add uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols – This complexity makes passwords harder to crack.
  • Avoid personal information – Don’t use your name, birthday, pet names, etc.
  • Don’t reuse passwords – Use a unique password only for your Snapchat account.
  • Consider using a password manager – Apps like LastPass can generate and store secure passwords.

You can also enable Two-Factor Authentication on your Snapchat account for an added layer of security, requiring both your password and a secondary step to log in.

What to Do if You Forget Your Password

If you forget your password, Snapchat offers a password reset option. Click “Forgot your password?” on the login page and enter the email or phone number associated with your Snapchat account. You’ll then receive a reset link or code to set a new password.

Keep Your Snapchat Account Secure

By changing your Snapchat password regularly and setting strong passwords, you can dramatically reduce the risk of unauthorized access. Use the tips provided in this comprehensive guide to boost your Snapchat security and keep your account safe from intruders. Let me know if you have any other questions!