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How to create an account or sign up for Snapchat

Snapchat is a platform that is characterized by the creation of videos and uploading images that you can share with other users, although with the particularity that it is ephemeral content that will disappear after a short period of time. As its name specifies, it is an instant messaging platform whose messages will self-destruct.

If you want create a Snapchat account and start using all the available filters and features -including short-term or ephemeral messages-, then you will be able to know all the methods that exist to use this original social network.

Create Snapchat Account on Android/iOS

Snapchat can only be used from Android/iOS mobile devices (phones/tablets), so we recommend downloading and installing the app to create an account. Here are the steps to create a new account from the official app:

  1. Download and install the official Snapchat app:
    1. Snapchat for Android:
      developer: unknown
      Price: Free

    2. Snapchat for iOS:
      developer: snap, inc.
      Price: Free+

  2. Opens the Snapchat app.
  3. Click on the button «Check in«.
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
  4. Enter your Name and surname and then click on «Register and accept«.
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
  5. Enter your date of birth and press » Continue«. You must be over 13 years of age to use Snapchat, otherwise you will not be able to sign up.
  6. Snapchat will show your Username/account followed by some numbers, this happens because your initial username is not available. Click on «Continue» to accept the proposed name or, if you want to choose a personalized one, press «change my username» to choose a different username. Click on «Continue«.
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
  7. Enter a password: you must enter a password with a minimum length of 8 characters, we recommend using uppercase, lowercase, numbers and some symbol, so you will have a secure account. Press «Continue«.
  8. Enter your address email and press «Continue«.
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
  9. Enter your phone number to receive an SMS with a Verification code necessary to confirm your identity. In Android it will be validated automatically, and in iOS you will have to enter it yourself. Click on «Continue«. You can skip this step, but if you ever have to recover your snapchat accountthis phone could help you not to lose count, add it.

    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
  10. Don’t have contacts? It is normal, being a new account, it will be empty, but if you want you can search your contact list to find among your friends or family who have Snapchat. You can press “Skip” to move to the next step.
  11. Snapchat will show you friends or people you might be interested in following. Press “Skip” to finish.
  12. Congratulations! you already have a ghost account and you can sign in to Snapchat

Signing up for Snapchat from mobile devices with Android/iOS is easy and simple, and you can also access both the applications and the PC version with the same access data. And finally, remember to give it the permissions that the application requests in the Android version.

Create Snapchat Account from a Web Browser (PC/Mobile)

Snapchat has a somewhat hidden, but functional option, from which you can create an account from your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc). You will be able to create an account from your PC or from an Android or iOS mobile phone browser, although the use of the browser version is limited, since Snapchat was created for mobile devices and you will need camera access and to microphone, among other requirements. Here are the steps so you can register your Snapchat account in Spanish from the browser:

  1. Accede to will take you to the Snapchat signup page.
  2. Fill in the form with the following personal information:
    • Name and surname.
    • Username: select the username with which you want to identify yourself in the social network. It must be unique and not in use.
    • Password: Write a strong password of at least 8 characters, try to include uppercase, lowercase, numbers and some symbol.
    • Phone number: enter your phone number choosing the country code.
    • Date of Birth: Enter your date of birth.
      Snapchat sign up screen
      Snapchat account creation screen
  3. Press the yellow button «Register and accept«.
  4. Phone Number Verification: you must confirm that the phone is yours, Snapchat will send you a code via SMS, write it when you receive the message. Press the button “Verify«.
    Snapchat sign up screen
    Snapchat account creation screen
  5. After telephone verification, the screen will appear. Manage my accountfrom which you can modify your personal data or delete your snapchat account

If the process was successful, the admin page of your Snapchat account. After creating an account, you will need to verify your email address, which will allow you to access all the features of the platform. Remember that you need to download and install Snapchat on your device.

You will see that, regardless of the device used, creating a Snapchat account is a simple process through which you will be able to know all the options and filters available to create fun and creative videos.

Benefits of creating a Snapchat account

There are so many social networks on the internet (Facebook, Instagram, Tinderetc) what is the reason why you should create a Snapchat account? Some associated advantages are the following:

  • The content you share will disappear in a short time, so it increases privacy (ephemeral content).
  • You’ll get an alert if someone screenshots a message from you.
  • Allows you to use geofilters by location.
  • You can use creative and smart filters.
  • Create videos with effects or edit your photos.
  • You have native and official applications for Android and iOS.

Security tips for your account

It is important to take into account some recommendations to be able to take advantage of all the options of the social network while you enjoy safely. Here are some tips for the security of your account:

  • Secure password: choose a combination of characters that increases the security of your password (lowercase, uppercase, numbers and/or symbols, so that third parties cannot access it. Remember change snapchat password periodically to keep your account safe
  • Use real data when creating your account: remember to enter true personal information, it will help you recover the account if you have problems in the future.
  • email confirmation: If at any time you need to recover your account because you have lost it or it has been hacked, verifying the contact email account will help you regain access to your account. You can do it from here:
  • Update your phone number: Update any changes to your phone number, just like with your email account.
  • Use the official mobile applications: even if you created the account from a computer, to use the service it is essential to install the official Snapchat mobile application.

Notifications on Snapchat

Always up to date! This is how you should be if you have Snapchat installed, avoid getting lost recent activities on Snapchatand for this you can turn on notifications on your Android/iOS phone. Here are the steps to turn on notifications or alerts on your device:

Activate Snapchat notifications on Android:

  1. Locate the «Settings» or «Settings» within your Android device.
  2. From the menu, select «Applications» or «Apps». You will be able to check all installed applications.
  3. Press in the application on «Snapchat.
  4. Click on «Notifications.
  5. From the section «Enable notifications«, changes the button from gray to blue
  6. Clever! You will already receive all notifications from Snapchat.

You can configure the alerts to receive them in the mode Do not disturb either treat as priority for better control.

Turn on Snapchat notifications on iOS:

  1. Click on the «Settings«.
  2. Select the option of «Notifications«.
  3. Click on «Snapchat«
  4. Activate the option «Enable notifications» turning the button from gray to green.
  5. Congratulations! Turning on notifications will let you know about all Snapchat posts and activities.

You can access other configuration options that include sounds, or balloons, that allow you to see them with the locked screen or in story mode.