Have you accidentally deleted a Snapchat video? Do you wish to retrieve an unsaved Snap? You're not alone; many Snapchatters often encounter these problems.

The question is, can you recover deleted Snapchat videos? You bet.

This guide will show you how to recover deleted videos on Snapchat, whether you're an Android, iPhone, Windows, or Mac user. You can also use the methods to retrieve photos and other snaps.

Before exploring the nine proven methods, let's see how you might lose your Snapchat videos.

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Table of Content
    1. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos From Your Mobile Cache
    2. Recover Snapchat Videos on Android Using My Data
    3. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using an Android Data Recovery App
    1. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using the Recently Deleted Option
    2. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using My Data
    3. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using Snapchat Memories
    4. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using an iTunes Backup
    5. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using Dr.Fone for iPhone

How Do Snapchat Videos Get Deleted?

Snapchat videos meet their untimely end due to several reasons:

  • Accidental deletion - Human error is often the primary culprit of losing Snapchat videos;
  • Automatic removal - Snapchat deletes unopened one-on-one photos and videos from its servers after a month of no interaction. As for unopened Snaps in group chats, Snapchat erases them after seven days;
  • Expiry - Snaps self-destruct after 24 hours. You lose them if you don't save them beforehand;
  • Factory reset - Returning your phone to factory settings wipes all data, including your saved Snaps;
  • Malware - Malicious software can corrupt or delete data on your device, including photos and videos.

Regardless of the cause, you can retrieve lost data with the tried-and-tested methods below. Let's see how to recover deleted photos and videos on Snapchat on Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac devices.

How To Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos on Android

Whether you didn't save a Snap before it expired, accidentally deleted it, or encountered a technical issue, here's how to recover deleted Snapchat videos on Android.

Way 1. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos From Your Mobile Cache

Your mobile cache offers the most straightforward way to retrieve Snapchat videos. Android devices store temporary files, making data retrieval a breeze.

Here's how to find deleted Snapchat videos in your Android cache:

  1. Go to Files > Internal storage > Android > data.
  2. Find your deleted Snapchat videos in the com.snapchat.android folder.
snapchat cache on android

Way 2. Recover Snapchat Videos on Android Using My Data

Another way to recover videos from Snapchat is to request your data from the Snapchat team. You can get your entire archive, including unsaved videos and deleted Snaps or messages.

Here's how to get back deleted videos on Snapchat (or other data you've deleted or didn't save):

  1. Open Snapchat and tap your Bitmoji (your personalized avatar).
    user bitmoji in snapchat
  2. Tap Settings (the cog wheel icon).
    snapchat settings
  3. Select My Data.
    my data in snapchat
  4. Provide your username, email, or phone number and your Snapchat password.
    snapchat login
  5. You'll see a long list of in-app and downloadable data. Toggle the switch to include your memories (optional), specify a date range for all data (optional), and provide an email address for the export. Tap Submit Request.
    my data request on snapchat
  6. It may take hours before Snapchat notifies you that your data is ready. Once you receive the email, click the provided Image name.
    an email from snapchat
  7. Tap the ZIP file to download your archived Snapchat data.
    snapchat video in a zip file
  8. Find the data in Downloads. Your deleted Snapchat videos will be in the memories or chat_media folder. Long-press either (or both), hit Extract, and select the desired location on your phone.
download deleted snapchat video

Way 3. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using an Android Data Recovery App

An Android video recovery app like Wondershare Dr.Fone can help you retrieve lost or deleted Android data, including videos, photos, documents, and audio files.

It may not offer Snapchat video recovery per se, but you can recover deleted Snapchat videos on Android if you've previously saved them to your device.

Here's how to recover Snapchat videos with Wondershare Dr.Fone Android data recovery app:

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  1. Download, install, and launch the app and choose Videos as the file type.
  2. Let the app scan for lost data.
  3. Preview the recoverable videos, select what to retrieve, tap Recover, and pick a destination.
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How To Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos on iPhone

If you swear by Apple products, including the famous iPhone, here's how to recover deleted videos from Snapchat on iPhone devices.

Way 1. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using the Recently Deleted Option

The Recently Deleted folder in your Photos app is ideal for retrieving accidentally deleted photos and videos. It lets you get back deleted Snapchat videos on your iPhone if you've enabled the app to save them to your device.

Here's how to retrieve Snapchat videos from your iPhone's Recently Deleted folder:

  1. Launch the Photos app, tap Albums, and select Recently Deleted.
    iphone recently deleted folder
  2. Long-press your erased Snapchat video and tap Recover.
snapchat recently deleted video recovery

Way 2. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using My Data

Like their Android brethren, iPhone users can request their archived data from the Snapchat team. The process is nearly identical. The only notable difference is that Snapchat provides Snaps from Memories in the downloadable file without asking you if you want them.

Here's how to recover deleted videos on Snapchat by submitting a My Data request:

  1. Open Snapchat and go to your Bitmoji > Settings > My Data.
    my data snapchat settings on iphone
  2. Once you provide your login credentials, select My Data, enter the preferred email address for the export, and tap Submit Request.
    my data request on iphone
  3. Snapchat will notify you via email when your data is ready. Click the provided Image name, tap the ZIP file, and hit Download. You can then extract and save the videos to your iPhone.
download snapchat video zip file

Way 3. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using Snapchat Memories

If you wonder how to see deleted videos on Snapchat, the key lies in Snapchat Memories. This helpful feature keeps all your Snaps, making it valuable when you erase them from your iPhone. However, you'll lose them if you delete them from Memories.

Here's how to recover deleted Snapchat stories on iPhone (or other Snaps in Memories):

  1. Open Snapchat and go to your Bitmoji > Settings > Memories.
    snapchat memories on iphone
  2. Long-press the desired Snap to select it and tap Export > Download to save it to your iPhone.
download snaps from snapchat memories

Way 4. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using an iTunes Backup

iTunes is fantastic for recovering lost or deleted files from your iPhone. However, that only works if you've previously backed up your phone. Otherwise, you can restore Snapchat videos and other data with another method.

Since backing up your iPhone with iTunes means safeguarding all your data, you can recover old Snapchat videos, regardless of when you saved them to your device.

Here's how to restore Snapchat videos from an iTunes backup:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
  2. Click the Phone icon and select Summary in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Restore Backup and follow the on-screen instructions.
restore snapchat video from itunes backup

Way 5. Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos Using Wondershare Dr.Fone Data Recovery for iPhone

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iPhone devices is among the most reliable iPhone video recovery software. It can retrieve nearly all file types from your iPhone and iTunes or iCloud backups. It supports all iOS and iPadOS devices and is excellent for fast Snapchat deleted video recovery.

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Here's how to recover a deleted Snapchat video with Wondershare Dr.Fone iPhone data recovery software:

  1. Download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer and go to Toolbox > Data Recovery.
    wondershare dr.fone data recovery
  2. Click iOS.
    select ios phone system types
  3. Click Recover data from iOS device.
    recover data from ios device
  4. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  5. Select the App Videos file type and click Start Scan.
    select video file type
  6. It may take a while (depending on your storage size), but let the software finish scanning without navigating to other options.
    scanning for lost snapchat video files
  7. Once your iPhone scan is complete, select the "Only show the deleted" filter near the top. Click Restore to Device to save them on your iPhone or Restore to Computer to download them to your Mac or PC. The former requires turning off the Find My service.
    show deleted data
  8. Choose your iPhone as the file destination or specify a file path to save data to your computer. Hit Continue.
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How To Recover Deleted Snapchat Videos on Windows and Mac

Wondershare has many more aces up its sleeve. Besides Android and iPhone data recovery software, it offers Windows and Mac solutions, making it ideal for everyone.

Wondershare Recoverit lets you recover data across 1,000+ formats, including videos, photos, documents, presentations, archives, games, and audio files.

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Here's how to retrieve deleted Snapchat videos from your PC or Mac (the Windows and macOS interface is identical):

  1. Once you download and install the software, go to Hard Drives and Locations and select the storage with your lost Snapchat videos.
    select the deleted video location
  2. While the software scans for lost items, uncheck All types under File Type filters and tick the Video checkbox to accelerate the process.
    scan for deleted video files
  3. Preview your restored Snapchat videos and click Recover.
    a preview of a recoverable snapchat video
  4. Choose a destination folder on your computer and hit Recover on a Windows PC or Save on a Mac.
save recovered snapchat video
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How To Ensure Your Snapchat Videos Don't Get Deleted

Now that you know how to recover deleted Snap videos, it's time to see how to avoid losing them.

Regular data backups are your best bet. For instance, you can use Google Drive, Google One, or Google Photos on Android. iCloud and iTunes are perfect options for your iPhone. Additionally, you can copy data to your computer or an external drive.

However, you must save your Snaps on your phone for those backups to make sense. Fortunately, Snapchat offers several features for preserving all photos, videos, and stories. Here's how to enable them:

  1. Launch Snapchat and go to your Bitmoji > Settings > Memories.
  2. Toggle on the Smart Backup switch.
  3. Select Memories & Camera Roll under the Save Button.
  4. Enable the Auto-Save to Memories option under Auto-Save My Story Snaps.
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Conclusion

Knowing how to recover deleted videos on Snapchat will save you the headache of losing precious Snaps.

Besides leveraging your mobile cache on Android or the Recently Deleted folder on your iPhone, you can request your data archive from the Snapchat team. Let's not forget Snapchat Memories and iTunes, although the latter requires a previous backup.

However, your best bet is Wondershare, whether you're an Android, iPhone, Windows, or Mac user. Whether you use its Dr.Fone or Recoverit software, you'll recover deleted Snapchat videos without a hitch.

FAQs

  • Can you get deleted videos back from Snapchat?
    You can retrieve deleted Snapchat videos in several ways. Navigate to the relevant section above to learn how to recover Snap videos on Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac devices.
  • How can I recover my deleted Snaps?
    You can recover deleted Snaps by requesting your data archive from Snapchat, using data recovery software (if you've erased Snaps from your device), or accessing in-app Memories. Other options include your mobile cache, the Recently Deleted folder (iPhone), and backups.
  • Are deleted Snapchat Memories permanently deleted?
    Snapchat automatically removes deleted Snapchat videos and other Snaps in Memories from its servers. However, you might find them in your mobile cache. Otherwise, data recovery software can help.
  • How do you find old Snapchat videos?
    You can find old Snapchat videos in Memories. This feature saves all your Snaps, including photos, videos, and stories.
  • Can I recover deleted Snapchat videos from Memories?
    You can recover deleted Snapchat videos from Memories. Go to your Bitmoji > Settings > Memories, select the desired Snaps, and tap Export > Download to save them to your phone. However, deleting Snaps from Memories erases them from your phone (if you've enabled the app to save them to your device).
  • Can I recover Snapchat videos sent by someone else?
    You can retrieve Snapchat videos someone sent you in a chat if you've previously saved them to your device. However, if that sender deleted the videos from the conversation, they might disappear from your storage.
  • Does Snapchat save deleted videos on its servers?
    Snapchat's servers keep unviewed one-on-one videos for 30 days and unopened videos in group chats for seven days. As for deleted videos, viewed or otherwise, Snapchat (supposedly) doesn't save them on its servers. However, the ability to download all data (including Memories and your Snap history) tells another story.
  • How do you recover deleted Snapchat videos on an iPhone?
    You can recover deleted Snapchat videos on your iPhone in five ways. You can use an iTunes backup, the Recently Deleted folder, Snapchat Memories, the in-app My Data option, or Wondershare Dr.Fone iPhone data recovery software.
  • Is it legal to use third-party recovery software to recover deleted Snapchat videos?
    Using third-party recovery software to retrieve deleted Snapchat videos and other Snaps is legal. Snapchat doesn't endorse those tools, but no rule says using them is illegal. After all, they help restore your lost data, not someone else's.
David Darlington
David Darlington May 16, 24
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