Snapchat is a fun and handy social app for when you want to share captioned photos and video clips with friends.

It's also got other features, including group chats, the ability to save your photos and videos within the app, and even a "My Eyes Only" feature that further password protects sensitive photos.

With all of this, and other personal information stored on the app, you'll definitely want to make sure that you have a secure password and that you change it periodically to make sure your account stays safe.

Here's how to change your Snapchat password, or reset it if you've forgotten it.

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How to change your Snapchat password

1. Open Snapchat on your iPhone or Android phone.

2. Tap the icon in the top left corner of the screen. It will either be an image of your most recent story, your Bitmoji, or a generic person-shaped icon.

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3. Tap the Settings icon in the top right corner of the screen. It is shaped like a gear.

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4. Under "MY ACCOUNT" in the Settings menu, scroll until you find the option labeled "Password," and tap it.

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5. Enter your old password.

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6. Enter and then confirm your new password.

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How to reset your Snapchat password if you've forgotten it

If you've forgotten your password, don't worry, there's a simple fix for that, too. You can use the same first four steps above, and then follow along from here:

1. Tap "Forgot your password?" under the entry field.

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2. In the pop-up menu, you can select either an email or phone number to have a code sent to. We recommend phone number, because it's quicker. However, if you choose email, these instructions are still applicable: Just look for the code in your inbox instead of your text messages.

3. Check to make sure your phone number is correct, then select "Send via SMS."

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4. Enter the confirmation code once it's sent to your phone.

5. Enter and confirm your new password.

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