What does Clear Lens Data mean on Snapchat? Everything you need to know!

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Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps out there with over 290 million users worldwide. But is yours running slow?

With all of these users and the constant picture taking, Snapchat is bound to take up a huge portion of data on your phone.

With the new lenses, games, and filters that Snapchat has introduced, its storage MegaBites are massive.

What is Snapchat?

For those of you who don’t know, Snapchat is a social app that works by having users send picture messages with text and a time limit.

It has grown very popular with the 15-25 age range, with a 48% of its users being in that category- according to “Satistica’s” data in 2020.

Not only is it used for picture messaging, but the inclusion of its ‘lenses’ also allows users to take comedic pictures and alter their appearance using them

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What do the ‘lenses’ do?

On Snapchat, there is a selection of ‘lenses’ that can be chosen.

Some of these include animal faces, some distort eyes and others can drastically alter your whole appearance.

In the years since they have been developed, they have become very popular with users.

The use of lenses does increase the amount of data that Snapchat uses on your phone, often making it run slower and take longer to send and open Snapchat messages.

What does ‘clear lens data’ mean?

To free up storage in their phones, Snapchat gives users the opportunity to ‘clear lens data’, which would free up data within the user’s phone.


This means that it would delete all of the lenses and temporary data, which would increase the speed of using the app.


If your Snapchat is running slower than normal after you have experimented with some of these lenses, then you may want to clear it.

However, the risk of doing this is clearing your favourite filter, meaning it could take time for it to re-load again.

How to ‘clear lens dataon Snapchat

To ‘clear lense data’ users must follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Snapchat
  2. Go into settings
  3. Scroll down to where it says ‘Clear Lens data’
  4. Click ‘Clear’
  5. Your lens data should now be clear and your app should run smoother!
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