Does Snapchat Data Show Pictures?

The most catchy feature first introduced by Snapchat was images being available temporarily. Snaps, once opened, could not be revisited. While this creates excitement, it can also stem as an issue in case you wish to access the pictures later.

Was the image you shared with so many of your friends on Snapchat a lovely memory or an extremely important piece of information? Do you want to access your past chats and friends list again?

A very common query among Snapchatters is whether Snapchat data shows pictures or not

Does Snapchat data show pictures?

Short Answer: Yes, Snapchat data shows pictures but only when either the sender or the receiver has saved the image in the conversation. 

Snapchat data


Snapchat saves some of your data, including basic information such as phone numbers, email addresses, locations, snaps, etc. To access your data on Snapchat, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Log in to your Snapchat account.
  • Step 2: Go to Settings and click on My Data.
  • Step 3: Select the data you want to receive in your inbox.
  • Step 4: Choose the required data range or turn it off if you want all data.

Select data range and enter email address

  • Step 5: Confirm your email account where you want to get the data delivered.
  • Step 6: Click on Submit.
  • Step 7: You will get an email notification as soon as your data is ready for download.
  • Step 8: Click on See Exports and download your data.

Your data will be downloaded as a zip file.

What can I check on Snapchat on ‘my data’?

Snapchat saves data on how you have interacted with the application such as the snaps the users add to spotlight and track the Snap map. They also collect the personal details that you entered while creating an account on the application.

The application allows the users to view and even update their data including basic information such as name, email address, bitmoji, phone number, etc. 

Snapchat My Data allows users to access a range of data categories. These include:

  • Account login history and information
  • User profile and public profile
  • Snap history
  • Saved chat history (this includes the saved pictures you want to access)
  • Memories
  • Bitmoji
  • Bitmoji kit
  • Connected apps
  • Spotlight replies
  • Subscriptions
  • Rankings
  • Snap map places
  • Search history
  • Support history
  • Purchase and shop history
  • Friends
  • Locations

Snapchat saves different kinds of user data for different time frames. As a result, the application will not allow you access to all the data ever since your initial interaction with the platform. 


Summing Up

Snapchat is a platform that focuses on the temporariness of the images shared. So, while using Snapchat, it is a must to keep a note of important or valuable conversations by saving them.

If you saved the photo you are currently looking for, this guide will help you navigate to it. On the contrary, if you did not save the image, nothing can be done besides remembering to save it from next time onwards.

We hope the guide was helpful! 

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