How to Change Your Snapchat Password

Last updated: April 20, 2017 - 7:33pm EDT

As we mentioned in our discussion of Snapchat safety and privacy, one of the key ways to stay safe on Snapchat is to not let anyone else use your account.  Part of this strategy should include a strong password to keep other people from logging in under your name.  This lesson will show you how to replace your current Snapchat account password with a stronger one, if you should feel the need to.

For tips on how to come up with passwords that are both secure and easy to remember, see our How to Make a Strong Password tutorial.

To change a Snapchat password:

1. Turn on your mobile device, open "Snapchat", and log into it.

2. Tap the "ghost" icon to go to your profile.

The ghost icon is in the top-middle of the main screen on Snapchat.

3. Tap the "gear" icon to go to your settings.

The gear icon is in the top-right corner of your profile screen.

4. Tap "Password".

If you don't immediately see the Password option, scroll down through your settings menu.

5. Enter your former password, and then tap "Continue".

To change your Snapchat password, you must enter your old one first.  Use your (virtual) keyboard on your mobile device to type it in, and then tap Continue.

6. Enter a new password, as well as a copy of it, and then tap "Save".

Tap in the box labelled "New Password" and type in your new password.  It must be at least 8 characters long, and contain at least two character types (lower-case letters, upper-case letters, numbers, or symbols).  Then, tap in the box labelled "Confirm Password" and re-type your new password.  When both boxes match, tap Save.


Alright!  You now have a brand new password protecting your Snapchat account.

If you can't log into your Snapchat account because you've forgotten your password or your account has otherwise been compromised, we'll show you what to do in this reset your Snapchat password tutorial.

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