What is My AI on Snapchat and Why Would You Want to Remove It?
Snapchat introduced a new Chatbot-like feature called “My AI” in January 2023. This artificial intelligence-powered bot can hold conversations, recommend content, play games and more inside your Snapchat app through the chat function.
Here are some key things to know about My AI on Snapchat:
- It aims to provide a customized, conversational experience inside Snapchat.
- The bot can tell jokes, recommend content to watch, and play simple games like Wordle.
- My AI learns about you over time to adapt its conversations and recommendations.
- It runs fully within Snapchat – there’s no separate app or interface for it.
While some users may find My AI fun to chat with, others seem to find it annoying or invasive. There are a few reasons why you may want to remove My AI from your Snapchat account, such as:
- Its conversations do not feel natural and seem bot-like
- You’re creeped out by how much personal data it collects about you
- It sends you too many notifications
- The content recommendations aren’t relevant
- You simply don’t want an AI bot in your messaging app
If My AI on Snapchat is bothering you for any reason, here is a detailed guide on how to fully remove it from your account.
How to Temporarily Disable My AI on Mobile Snapchat
If you want to take a short break from My AI on mobile Snapchat, you can easily disable it for 24 hours at a time. Here’s how:
- Open your Snapchat app and tap on the chat icon in the top left.
- Locate the My AI chat under Recent Chats.
- Tap and hold on the My AI chat. A pop-up menu appears.
- Tap “Hide for 24 Hours”. This will disable My AI from sending you chats for 1 day.
- Open Snapchat and tap on the chat bubble icon.
- Tap and hold on the My AI chat under Recents.
- Choose the “Disable for 24 hours” option.
This will make My AI inactive for the next 24 hours. Once the time is up, My AI will automatically become enabled again.
So if you only need a short break from the bot, use this method to temporarily turn off My AI on Snapchat for a day at a time.
Permanently Deleting My AI on Mobile
If you want My AI gone for good from your mobile Snapchat app, that option exists too. Here are the steps to fully delete it:
- Open your Snapchat chat screen.
- Press and hold the My AI chat.
- Tap “Remove Connection” from the menu that appears.
- Confirm that you want to remove My AI by tapping “Remove” on the pop-up prompt.
On Android devices:
- Open Snapchat and tap on Chat in the lower bar.
- Locate the My AI chat and tap & hold on it.
- Choose the “Delete chat” option in the menu.
- Confirm that you want to remove My AI by tapping “Delete” again.
This will delete your entire messaging history with My AI and remove it from your Recent chats list. You will have to manually add it again if you want the bot back in the future.
Removing My AI on Snapchat’s Web Interface
Aside from mobile, you can also permanently delete My AI from Snapchat on the web/desktop interface.
Here is how to remove My AI on Snapchat.com:
- Login to snapchat.com on your computer.
- Click your profile icon and choose “Settings”
- Scroll down to the “My AI Preferences” section.
- Toggle off the setting that says “Turn My AI On”.
- Scroll down further and click “Disconnect My AI”.
- Finally, click “Disconnect” again on the confirmation prompt.
This will disconnect My AI from your Snapchat account across all platforms. The bot will no longer be able to chat with you or send notifications until you manually reconnect it under your My AI preferences.
So if you don’t want My AI enabled ever again, make sure to remove it on both mobile and web for a complete account disconnect.
FAQs About Deleting My AI on Snapchat
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about removing My AI from your Snapchat account:
Does disabling My AI delete the chat history with it?
On iOS, removing the My AI connection will erase your existing chat history with the bot. However on Android, your past chats are retained even if you delete the conversation from recent chats.
Can I re-enable My AI after deleting?
Yes, you can add back My AI anytime by:
- On mobile: Add “My AI” as a friend again through search.
- On web: Re-enable “Turn My AI On” under My AI preferences on Snapchat.com.
What happens to My AI when I delete my Snapchat account?
Permanently deleting your Snapchat account also removes My AI and all data associated with your profile from Snapchat’s servers.
Does My AI store my personal information?
Yes, My AI relies on collecting usage data and conversations to improve its recommendations and chatting skills specifically for you. Disconnecting My AI attempts to wipe this personal data from Snapchat’s systems.
Is removing My AI the only way to limit its data access?
No, you can also restrict My AI’s ability view your data like search history, location, birthday etc. by tweaking your privacy settings and permissions related to Snapchat. Restricting access limits what My AI can collect and learn about you even while keeping it enabled.
Hopefully this guide covered everything you need to know about completely deleting My AI across mobile and desktop versions of Snapchat! Let us know if you have any other questions.