Snapchat provides users with a separate ‘My Eyes Only’ section within the application to keep Snaps. On Snapchat, photos and videos are commonly referred to as Snaps. While users tend to immediately send Snaps to others, they can also save any Snaps that they want to keep for themselves. In these situations, users can either export the Snaps to their smartphone’s gallery or keep them in a folder.
Snapchat has evolved into a platform used by adults and kids alike, and comes with a ton of features. For example, there’s the option to make use of Shared Stories, the ability to add polls to Private Stories, and even embed YouTube links into Snaps. Snapchat is also widely available on Android and iOS devices, and most of the app’s features, including My Eyes Only, are available on both operating systems.
My Eyes Only is basically a secure folder where users can store their private Snaps, and is one of the features that makes Snapchat so popular among users. Once a Snap is added to the My Eyes Only section, users will only be able to see it after they enter the password they created while setting My Eyes Only up. Even though this section provides a safer place for Snaps that are sensitive in nature, users should keep in mind that if they forget the password, Snapchat won’t be able to help them regain access or recover the Snaps. Due to this, users should be cautious when creating or changing the password.
Changing My Eyes Only Password On Snapchat
To change the My Eyes Only password on Snapchat, users will need to open the ‘Memories’ section in the app by swiping up on the camera screen and then swiping left to reach the ‘My Eyes Only’ section. On the screen that asks for the passcode, there is a small ‘Options’ button at the bottom right corner. Tap on this button and then select ‘Change Passcode.’ Snapchat will ask users to enter their current password and set up a new four-digit password. There is also the option to skip the password in favor of using a passphrase instead. This alternate option can be chosen by selecting ‘Use Passphrase‘ at the bottom and then tapping on ‘Next.‘
On the following screen, Snapchat will provide a disclaimer about the My Eyes Only password, requiring the user to tap on ‘Continue’ followed by ‘Finish’ to complete the change. As mentioned, users who forget their current passcode will not be able to set a new passcode without losing all of the Snaps. However, just changing the password won’t delete anything that’s stored in Snapchat’s My Eyes Only section.