How to Delete a Snap from Your Snapchat Story


Snapchat’s Story feature is a great way to share what’s going on in your life right now with your friends. The problem is, because it’s integrated with Snapchat’s regular messaging, it’s very easy to accidentally post a Snap to your story that was meant for someone specific. Obviously, that can get embarrassing, fast…not that I’d know.

In case it happens, let’s look at how to delete a Snap you’ve accidentally posted to your Story.

Head to the Stories screen in Snapchat.


Tap the three little dots next to your Story to see a list of Snaps in your story.


Tap the Snap you want to delete to bring it up.


Tap the trash can icon and you’ll be asked whether you really want to delete the Snap.


Tap Delete and it’s gone for good. If you have a change of heart, tap Cancel.

Harry Guinness writes occasionally when he’s not busy skiing, sailing, partying, lifting weights, or otherwise dodging responsibility. His main areas of interest are himself, gin, and crazy people with interesting stories to tell. When people won’t pay him to write ill-thought-out opinion pieces, he covers photography, technology, and culture. You can follow him on Twitter.