Find out why your Snapchat account temporarily or permanently locked. How long will your account temporarily locked. Also find out how to unlock it.
Many of the Snapchat users are asking about this issue in the comments section of this post. They are wondering why their account is locked. Any one of them are suddenly find that their account has been locked so they could not login. Your account is locked for some reason, here is an explanation of why your account is locked, according to snapchat.support.com
Why Your Snapchat account is locked
- Using a third-party app, plug-in, or tweak to access Snapchat or Snapchat services. Snapchat not tolerate this violation, you may only access Snapchat through their official Snapchat app for iPhone or Android. Worst, your account could be permanently locked because using a third party app. for that, you should avoid applications such as: Snap Upload, Casper, Snap Crack, Quick Upload.
- Sending spam, unsolicited Snaps or messages in Chat, and other abusive behavior. Don’t too often in sending messages when your message not delivered, maybe they have not been opened or has not been sent. When you send a message out even before the previous messages sent, they may consider this action as spam, and then your account will be locked.
- Adding too many friends when you haven’t verified your email or phone number. First thing you should do after registering Snapchat is immediately verify your email address or phone number, Snapchat will send a verification to your email. If possible, never add a friend before you do this step.
How long will your snapchat be temporarily locked and how to unlock it ?
As long as your account is only temporarily locked, not permanently, then there is a possibility that you can get it back. Snapchat Support said that when you received a message saying your Snapchat account has been temporarily locked, all you can do is sit and wait for 24 hours, then try to logging in again.
But what if after a day, and you try to logging in again and your account is still locked? Well, the next step is requesting for unlock. But before asking them to unlock your account, there are several things you should do.
According to https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/article/locked
Please Note: You must uninstall any third-party apps, plug-ins, and tweaks before trying to unlock your account, or your account may be permanently locked. Continual use of third-party applications or tweaks, sending spam, or other abusive behaviors can lead to your account being permanently locked. Please see our Terms of Service for more information.
Go to this link to request for unlock
After you’ve waited more than 24 hours, and then request to unlock, but your account is still locked, what should you do next? Well, you can contact Snapchat support by mention them on twitter. Check out this tweet below (also read the replies), they will asking for your username.
— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) April 6, 2016
Actually before your account is locked, you should have received a message from Team Snapchat via Chat notifying you that they have detected third-party app usage. If you immediately remove the third-party apps, maybe your account could be just fine.