ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Five Simple Steps to Delete Friends on Snapchat

Updated on November 17, 2013

The social messaging app, Snapchat, has created quite a whirl in the world of social media as it allows users to interact through the medium of photos and videos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; and so, you have every reason to be tempted to hop on the Snapchat bandwagon. In your initial excitement you may go viral in adding friends to your Snapchat list. However, as the initial charm wears off, you may notice some bothersome elements on your friend list – an annoying relative or a snooty colleague – that you’d want to get rid off. If you are wondering how to delete friends on Snapchat, here are a few tips that will come in handy:

How to Delete Friends on Snapchat?

Do you have an annoying contact on your Snapchat list whose mere presence bothers you to no limits? You can restore your peace of mind by following a few simple steps. Deleting friends on Snapchat is fairly simple; however, the process may vary slightly depending on the operating system you use.

For iPhone and iOS Devices

  • · Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your iPhone or iOS device.
  • · Step 2: Find the checklist icon on the right hand bottom of the app home screen. You can access your friends’ list by clicking on this icon.
  • · Step 3: You can find the friend you’d like to delete either by typing their name next to the search icon, or by scrolling through the friends list. While you scroll down, you may actually stumble upon a few more contacts you’d rather not have on your Snapchat list. Get rid of them all, while you are at it.
  • · Step 4: A small grey icon (resembling the settings icon on your device) appears opposite every contact name on your Snapchat list. Click on the icon opposite the contact you’d like to delete.
  • · Step 5: Clicking on the icon will lead you to a pop up window where you’ll have options such as Edit Name, Delete and Block. Hit the Delete button on the pop up window to successfully remove unwanted contacts. Repeat the process if you want to delete more than one friend.

For Android and Other Operating Systems

  • · Step 1: Open the Snapchat app
  • · Step 2: Click on the icon present at the bottom right side of the screen to access your friends list.
  • · Step 3: Go to 'My Friends’, and search for the contact you want to delete.
  • · Step 4: Instead of clicking on the contact name, slide your finger on the friend’s name moving from left to right. A red icon with edit option will pop up against friend’s name.
  • · Step 5: Clicking on the 'edit’ option will lead you to options such as edit name, block and delete. Click on the delete button to remove friend from your list.

The Best Friend Loophole

Snapchat has a best friends’ category option. The top three friends you interact with the most are automatically classified as your best friends. The flipside is that you cannot remove contacts listed as your 'best friends’ from your Snapchat friends list. In order to get delete a best friend, you first have to restrict your communication with that particular contact so that it drops out of your list of best friends. You can then delete them by following the normal procedure.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)