How to Rescue Lost Snapchat Messages on Android Without Backup

Have you lost your Snapchat messages on your Android devices? Looking for some possible ways to get back those messages? If yes then you are not alone here.

There are many users who use Snapchat application but unfortunately, they have to bear the loss of their important messages. However, in this blog, you will know how to restore Snapchat messages from android with ease.

About Snapchat App

Snapchat is one of the popular applications used by millions of users. It differentiates itself from others by a unique feature ‘disappearing message’. This application is spreading widely among Smartphone users.

Depending on its settings, either you receive text message or video, they will gone after 10 seconds automatically. This is one of the best features, which Snapchat has and also loved by its user. This app allows you to chat with your friends similar to Facebook Messenger.

However, there occurs some unwanted situations which can put you in trouble as the Snapchat messages gets deleted due to several reasons. Several users have reported that their messages along with photos from Snapchat are missing.

This can make users worried but I would advise you not to bother about any data loss anymore. There are ways by which you can get back your lost/deleted Snapchat messages on your Android device.

But what do you think about the messages that you have lost from your device?

Are they really disappeared from device or they can be recovered?

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Does the Snapchat data gets removed permanently?

Everybody knows about Snapchat where you take photos and videos and those are shared among friends and families. Some of them are only viewed for few seconds and they automatically gets removed permanently.

But here you have to know that whatever data gets deleted on its own are not permanently erased from the device. But they still remains in the device itself but becomes invisible. If you want those lost messages then with the help of any powerful software, it is possible to recover them easily.

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How to save your Snapchat messages?

If you want to save your Snapchat messages then you should know it first how to save it. If you don’t have any idea then here are few steps mentioned that can help you save your important Snapchat messages.

  • Install Snapchat app and sign in
  • On swiping left, chat list will be displayed
  • Search the chat button and here look for a contact to chat with
  • Now type the text and send it. After that your message will appear in chat window
  • Here you have to click on the message you have sent and it will turn grey and bold. Now the message will be kept safe and it will not be deleted. This process works also for the messages you receive.
  • And if you want to remove it then you have to click on the message until the grey color is removed and after 10 seconds, it will automatically disappear.

This is the process to save Snapchat messages that you have send or received. But what to do when you have not saved it?

How Long a message stay on Snapchat?

Generally Snapchat messages are stored for many how many days, many of the users are not aware of it. So you should know that:

  • Snapchat servers are designed to delete all photos and videos automatically after they are viewed by the recipient.
  • All the unopened messages and videos gets deleted automatically after 30 days from its server
  • The chats sent to group and if they are not opened then they are deleted automatically after 24 hours.

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How To Recover Lost/Deleted Messages From Snapchat

Method 1: Recover deleted messages from Snapchat using .nomedia extension

When you have not saved your messages on your device then to get those messages back, you have to do little bit struggle. Means whatever messages deleted after 10 seconds are not removed permanently from device and it means that those Snapchat messages can be recovered using .nomedia extension.

Following are the steps, which can help you access the messages and see them.

  • In file manager, go to data/data/. Here you can see folder.
  • Now here you will see several folders and subfolders where you have find nomedia In this extension, you will get the Snapchat messages.

  • Select every files with the extension and rename the files by removing nomedia extension. This will allow you to view the messages.

Method 2: Best way to retrieve Snapchat messages

If you cannot get the messages back with the help of the above method then the only way to get those messages back to Android phone is by using a third party recovery software. In this situation, Android Data Recovery software is the most recommended solution.

This software helps to restore every lost data  such as contacts, text messages, videos, photos, call history, documents, audios and many others including Snapchat messages. This powerful tool rescue lost data from any Android devices including Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Redmi, Oppo, Huawei and many others.


Steps to follow to get back Snapchat messages on Android

Step 1: Connect Your Android device

First install Android Data Recovery on your computer and run it. Connect your android device and select 'Recover' among all the options. You can take help of a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer.

Note: Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on your Android device.

Step 2: Choose file types to Scan

After establishing connection between your phone and computer, this tool will show all the data types it supports to restore.

In this window you will see that all the file types are checked by default. Choose the type of data that you'd like to restore. And after it click 'Next' to continue the data recovery process.

Step 3: Scan your device to find the lost data on it

There are two scanning modes are available first is “Scan for deleted files” and the second one is “Scan for all files”. Read the given description below the both options and select one from 'Scan for deleted files' and 'Scan for all files' according to your requirement.

And then click on 'Next' to initiate the analyzing and scanning your device.

After that, this android data recovery tool will scan the Android phone completely to restore deleted data. This process will take a few minutes. Just be patient.

Step 4: Preview and recover deleted data on Android devices

After the completion of the scanning process, you can preview the recoverable files one by one. Check the items that you want back and click on 'Recover' to save them all on your computer.


Snapchat is a popular messaging app that is used by millions of users but unfortunately, they have to encounter several issues where their important data such as messages or videos gets lost. If there is a backup then the messages are easily recovered via backup.

But when no backup is available then using any third party tool can help to rescue the erased data on android. So now, there is nothing to get worried about your Snapchat messages.

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How to Rescue Lost Snapchat Messages on Android Without Backup
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