Nowadays, there are various instant messaging applications like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, KiK, Line and etc. They are all allowed you to free download and send messages (texts, photos & videos included) to your family or friends. Among these popular apps, Snapchat is regarded as the most safe one due to its built-in "Self-destructing" feature. Before sending messages, you can decide how long you want it to be visible. The limitation ranges from 0 to 10 seconds. For the recipients, the messages you sent through Snapchat will disappear from their devices when the time limit has expired.
However, what should you do if you want to find the vanished pictures or videos in the Snapchat messages? Here this tutorial will give you two ways to recover deleted/lost Snapchat messages on Android.
Method 1: Using Snapchat Message/Photo/Video Recovery Tool
Yolisoft Android Data Recovery software is a powerful tool which can be used to retrieve deleted Snapchat messages, photos, and videos on Android. Compatible devices cover a wide range, such as Samsung Galaxy S8(+), HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Motorola Droid, Sony Xperia, LG G6, ZTE, Google, HUAWEI, Lenovo, and more. Follow the simple steps to restore your data:
Install & run this software on computer.
Connect your Android to PC or Mac via USB cable and enable the USB debugging.
Select the Snapchat file types like messages, photos, videos you need to start scanning.
Preview & retrieve the listed Snapchat conversations partially to computer.
Method 2: Finding Snapchat Cache on Android Manually
According to the official statement from Snapchat, your messages are deleted after the recipient views it for limited time. What the truth is that the messages are not actually deleted from your Android, though they seem to disappear in your Snapchat application. All the vanished text messages, pictures or videos from Snapchat are stored in your Android device's memory with a .nomedia extensive. All apps ignore this kind of file type, which makes the data invisible. Only after the cache of temporary files is cleaned, the Snapchat data will be deleted.
Connect your Android phone or tablet to computer via a USB cable. Then enter "Internal storage" or SD card and choose "Android" folder.
Select "Data" under "Android" option. Then find and open "com.snapchat.android" folder.
Find and recover all your deleted Snapchat chat history in cache folder by renaming every message to remove the extension.
Tips: You can also dig it up by using some Android file manager apps in Google Play.
Yolisoft Android Data Recovery software is highly recommended if you can not find your lost/deleted Snapchat messages on Android manually or by file manager apps.