Snapchat Year in Review Has Users Reminiscing About 2021 — the Good and the Bad

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Dec. 15 2021, Updated 11:54 a.m. ET

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As a social-media-obsessed millennial, I'm constantly posting random snippets of my life to Instagram, Twitter, and — most importantly — Snapchat. So it should come as no surprise that most of my Snapchat followers have vicariously lived my life this past year. And since 2021 is slowly coming to a close, I'm dying to look at my Year in Review and to reminisce about all of the memories I've made these last 365 days.

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And if you're wondering how you can see your Snapchat Year in Review, stay tuned — I have put together a step-by-step tutorial on how to access your Snapchat Year in Review.

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Start out by opening your Snapchat app and heading to "Memories."

Some users may receive a notification that their Year in Review is ready for viewing. If you don't, start out by opening the app from your homepage. This will get you right to the selfie cam.

And although snapping a couple of midday selfies would come in clutch at this moment in time, that really isn't what you're looking to do right now. Once you have the app up and running, head to your Memories tab (swipe up).

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Once you're in "Memories," head to the "Year in Review" section at the top of the page.

Then, at the top of your Memories, look for the tab at the top of the page that says "A Look Back at 2021." You'll be able to save and share your Year in Review with friends so they can also look back on the fond memories with you.

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This personalized video — which should be labeled "A Look Back at 2021" — will take you through every Snapchat story you've posted in the last year. Prepare for a montage of fun (and probably embarrassing) videos and images, and remember to screenshot anything that might be worth saving. You know ... for future reference.

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But keep in mind, there's a slight chance you won't be able to access your Snapchat Year in Review.

When Snapchat unleashed its "Look Back at 2019" videos, they were only available for a limited time. Some users are finding they do not have a Snapchat Year in Review from 2021, either because they didn't post enough Snap stories or because they are a new Snapchat user. Either way, if you're worried about yours, now is the time to go and check!

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My point? Take a moment to log in to Snapchat as soon as you possibly can, and watch that highly anticipated Year in Review montage — fingers crossed yours is still available.

Whether you're looking back at all the friendships you made, fun times you had, or embarrassing moments you endured this past year, there's no doubt in my mind that watching your "Look Back" video on Snapchat will bring a smile to your face. But like I said, watch yours ASAP — it won't be around much longer.

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