Social media is great for connecting with others but if you’re starting to get fed up with it all, you’re not alone. Whether it’s someone posting too much and clogging up your newsfeed on Facebook, or that you no longer enjoy Twitter, quitting is always an option.

For most people this means either deactivating their account temporarily to take a break or deleting their account altogether.

We’ve already explained how to delete your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and now it’s time for Snapchat.

Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media apps – 158 million people use it every day to send 2.8 billion photo or video messages, known as ‘snaps’. The company is now worth a staggering $24 billion, its service is particularly popular among younger users and many of its ideas have already been imitated by rivals such as Instagram.

The popular smartphone service recently introduced ‘limitless snaps’ and ‘looping videos’ to its platform, so that you can see photos and watch videos on a loop without a time limit – one of the service’s original signature features.

Until now, users have been able to put a time limit of up to 10 seconds on content they share – this option will remain, but a new infinity option will enable recipients to view images until they choose to close them.

If this innovation doesn’t persuade you to stay you on Snapchat, here’s how to delete your account:

How to delete Snapchat

To delete your Snapchat account you’ll need to log in via the Snapchat website, not via the app itself.

Once you are logged in, open the following page: snapchat.com/a/delete_account

How to delete Snapchat

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Now confirm your deletion by entering your password again and clicking the continue button.

How to delete Snapchat

Note that your account will first be deactivated, so friends won’t be able to contact you. Your account will be fully deleted after 30 days unless you change your mind and log in as normal. Please note: You can only re-activate your account from the app, not online.

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