If you’re seeking to eliminate My AI from your Snapchat experience, the process involves navigating through a series of options as the saga around this AI chatbot unfolds.
In February 2023, Snapchat introduced My AI, an AI chatbot touted as an “AI friend” for users. The reception to this addition was mixed, with some users impressed by its multilingual capabilities while others expressed reservations. Criticisms included the need for more practical functionality, untimely pop-ups during chats, and its placement at the top of chat lists without a clear purpose. Furthermore, concerns arose about how the app utilized location data, exacerbated by an incident where My AI uploaded its own photo to Snapchat stories in August 2023.
Despite the negative feedback, Snapchat seems committed to My AI. Instead of removing it in response to glitches or complaints, the company has opted to monetize the feature by incorporating sponsored links into My AI’s responses. Nevertheless, for users wishing to limit their interaction with or eliminate My AI, various approaches are available.
To prevent My AI from accessing your Snapchat Stories by default:
1. Navigate to the Chats tab.
2. Tap and hold the My AI banner.
3. Click on Privacy Settings.
4. Toggle off “My story.”
If you want to delete your My AI data from Snapchat:
1. Tap the Profile Icon.
2. Scroll down to “Privacy Controls.”
3. Tap “Clear Data.”
4. Tap “Clear My AI Data.”
However, note that this will only erase data from previous My AI interactions, not other conversations where My AI might have been mentioned. To clear this data, you’ll need to manually delete the relevant discussions.
For a more comprehensive solution, consider the Snapchat+ membership, priced at $3.99/month or $29.99/year. This membership offers exclusive features, including the ability to unpin or delete My AI:
1. Hold on to My AI in Chat.
2. Tap “Chat Settings.”
3. Tap “Clear from Chat Feed.”
A Snapchat Support article emphasizes this functionality and the associated cost for those wishing to disassociate themselves from this aspect of the Snapchat experience.