If you’ve been acting foolish, you may find yourself locked out of your Snapchat account. Fortunately, you can unlock your Snapchat account under certain conditions. The catch is that you’ll have to wait a while, ask permission, and address the reason why you were locked out in the first place.
Snapchat | How to unlock your account
To unlock your Snapchat account, you’ll need to head to the official Snapchat website. On there you’ll find the unlock page where you can request access back into your account. Note that you won’t be able to unlock Snapchat again until you remove any third-party apps. You may also need to verify your email address or phone number.
Before trying to get back into your account, you need to ask yourself why you got locked out to begin with. Attempting to take screenshots without the other user knowing is a common cause for lockouts. Use of third-party apps are forbidden by the Snapchat terms of service, and they must be removed before you can use the app again. Spam messages can also result in a lockout, as can reports stemming from abusive behavior like unsolicited messages.
Most temporary locks last for 24 hours. You won’t be able to unlock your account until that much time has passed. Severe grievances or infractions to the terms of service can result in longer lockouts or even permanent bans. If you get slapped with a permanent lock, there’s nothing you can do to get back into your account.
If you wait until the timeout is over and uninstall any third-party apps, you can request a Snapchat account unlock through the website. Barring any other restrictions, you may also need to verify your email address or phone number. From here on out, you’d be wise to be on your best behavior.