Ensuring that you have an active and safe email address associated with your Snapchat account is important for making sure you get important news and messages from Snapchat, but also so you can use it to reset your password in case you forget it. Thankfully, Snapchat makes it easy to update the email address associated with your account quickly. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.
Steps to Change Snapchat Email Address
Now let’s walk through the steps to change your Snapchat email address in the Snapchat app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
- Launch the Snapchat app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Snapchat home screen.
- Tap your Snapchat profile icon at the top of the screen.
- Tap the “Settings” icon.
- Tap “Email” in the My Account section.
- Tap your current Snapchat email account. Your email account will become editable.
- Enter what your want to be your new Snapchat email account in this field, and then tap “Continue.” The next screen will prompt you for your Snapchat password.
- Enter your Snapchat account password, and then tap “Continue.” You’ll now see a message at the top of the Email screen letting you know that a verification email has been sent to you.
- Open the email account you’re associating with your Snapchat account. Find the email from Team Snapchat with a subject line that reads “Confirm your email address.” Tap “Confirm Email” in the body of this message. A message is displayed letting you know that your new email address is now verified and associated with your Snapchat account.
Reasons You May Want to Change Your Snapchat Email Address
Email Account Security Breach
If your email account has suffered a security breach, it’s essential to change your Snapchat email address. The breach could have exposed your personal information to malicious actors, and by changing your email, you limit their access to your Snapchat account. Ensure that your new email is secure with two-factor authentication and a strong password.
Unwanted Spam or Phishing Emails
Changing your Snapchat email address can help you avoid unwanted spam and phishing emails. Spam emails clutter your inbox and slow down your email system, while phishing emails can steal your personal information. By switching to a new email address, you start with a clean slate and reduce the risk of falling victim to these scams.
Change of Personal Email Address
If you’ve changed your personal email address, it’s important to update your Snapchat email as well. This ensures that you continue to receive notifications, password reset requests, and other important communications from Snapchat. To change your email, simply go to your Snapchat settings and update the email address field.
Separate Personal and Snapchat Accounts
If you want to keep your personal and Snapchat accounts separate, change your Snapchat email address. This way, you can use a different email for Snapchat communications, and your personal email won’t be cluttered with notifications. Keeping your accounts separate can also make it easier to manage your email and limit distractions.
Avoid Unwanted Contact from Others on Snapchat
To avoid unwanted contact from others on Snapchat, change your email address. This will ensure that your new email is not associated with your old Snapchat account, and that you don’t receive unwanted messages from people you no longer want to hear from. Consider setting up a new email address specifically for your Snapchat account for added privacy.