Bye Bye Bot: Unpinning Anthropic’s AI on Snapchat

Bye Bye Bot: Unpinning Anthropic's AI on Snapchat

Hey there, Snapchat fan! Have you ever noticed those annoying AI bots popping up in your Stories? You know, the ones that stick around even after you’ve watched your friends’ updates. Anthropic’s AI assistant is designed to engage users, but sometimes you just want to browse in peace without an overly eager bot trying to start a conversation. If those chatty Anthropic bots have been getting on your nerves lately, we’ve got the solution. In just a few quick steps, you can unpin Anthropic’s AI and say bye bye bot. Keep reading to learn how to customize your Snapchat experience and hide Anthropic’s AI for good.

What Is Anthropic’s AI on Snapchat?

If you’ve been using Snapchat lately, you may have noticed a new chatbot called “My AI” popping up. This friendly bot is powered by Anthropic, an AI safety startup based in San Francisco. They created My AI to be helpful, harmless, and honest using a technique called Constitutional AI.

What Does My AI Do?

My AI can answer trivia questions, provide gift suggestions, and more. It’s designed to be polite and respectful in all of its responses. Some examples of questions you can ask My AI include:

  • What’s the capital of Canada?
  • I need a gift idea for my mom. She likes gardening and reading.
  • Tell me an interesting fact!

My AI will do its best to provide helpful information to these types of questions. However, it is still learning and improving, so its knowledge and abilities are limited.

How Do I Unpin My AI?

If at any point you no longer wish to chat with My AI, it’s easy to unpin the chatbot from your conversations. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone and tap the Chat icon to go to your conversations.
  2. Locate the chat with “My AI” and tap and hold on the conversation.
  3. Select “Unpin from Top” to unpin the chat. This will move the My AI conversation back into your general chat list.
  4. To completely remove My AI from your Snapchat, you can tap into the chat and select “Delete Chat” at the top of the screen. Select “Delete Chat” again to confirm.
  5. My AI will no longer appear in your Snapchat chats. You’re free to re-add the chatbot at any time by searching for the username @MyAI.

Why You Might Want to Unpin the AI Bot

If Snapchat’s new AI bot is getting on your nerves, you’re not alone. Many users have been frustrated they can’t easily remove the bot from their chats. The good news is, while unpinning the AI isn’t straightforward, it can be done. Here are a couple of ways to bid farewell to the bot:

Disable AI message suggestions

The easiest method is to turn off the AI’s ability to suggest messages in the first place. To do so:

  1. Open your Snapchat settings
  2. Tap ‘Chat’
  3. Turn off ‘AI message suggestions’

With this disabled, the AI won’t suggest messages or automatically reply to your friends. Your conversations will go back to being just between the two of you.

Block the AI bot

If you want to keep AI message suggestions on for certain friends but block the bot specifically, you’ve got that option too. Here’s how:

  1. Open a chat with the AI bot
  2. Tap the bot’s profile picture
  3. Select ‘Block’
  4. Confirm you want to block the bot

Blocking the AI bot will prevent it from suggesting or automatically sending any messages in that chat. Your chats with other friends will be unaffected.

Whether the bot’s constant interruptions simply annoy you or you have legitimate privacy concerns, unpinning the AI from your Snapchat is your right as a user. Follow the steps above to take back control of your conversations and enjoy Snapchat on your own terms. After all, sometimes you just want to talk to your real friends!

Step-by-Step Guide to Unpinning the AI

To unpin Anthropic’s AI assistant from your Snapchat feed, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone and tap on the Chat icon at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up your chat feed.
  2. Locate the avatar for My AI, Anthropic’s AI assistant, in your chat feed. Press and hold your finger on the avatar for a couple of seconds.
  3. Tap on the option that says “Unpin from Top” or “Remove from Chat” when it appears. This may also display as “Unpin Chat” or “Delete Chat” depending on your device and Snapchat version.
  4. Confirm that you want to unpin or remove My AI from your chat feed. Its avatar should disappear from the top of your feed.
  5. You may need to scroll down through other recent chats to see the option to unpin My AI.
  6. On some devices, you may need to swipe left on My AI’s avatar instead of pressing and holding to see the option to unpin it.
  7. Unpinning My AI will not delete your chat history or remove it as a contact. You can still chat with My AI, its avatar will just no longer remain pinned at the top of your chat feed.

If at any point you want to pin My AI back to the top of your chat feed, just open a new chat with My AI and tap on the option to pin the chat. My AI’s avatar will once again appear at the top of your Snapchat chat feed for easy access. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Tips for Managing Your Snapchat Experience Without the AI

Removing the My AI feature from Snapchat is pretty straightforward. Here are some tips to manage your Snapchat experience without the AI assistant:

Unpin the Chat

The easiest way to disable My AI in Snapchat is to simply unpin the chat with the AI from your chat feed. Just tap on the chat with My AI, tap the three dots in the top right corner, and select “Unpin.” This will remove the chat from your feed so you no longer see messages from the AI or have the option to send new messages. The chat and your message history with My AI will still be accessible if you search for it or scroll down in your full chat list.

Disable My AI in Snapchat Settings

For a more permanent solution, you can turn off the My AI feature in your Snapchat settings. Go to your Profile and select “Snapchat+” to access the management screen for your subscribed features. Find the option for “My AI” and slide the toggle to the left to deactivate it. This will completely remove the My AI chat and feature from your Snapchat experience.

Clear Chat History

If you want to remove your message history and previous interactions with the My AI chatbot, you can clear the chat history. Just hold down on the My AI chat in your feed, select “Chat Settings,” and tap “Clear Chat History.” This will wipe the slate clean and remove all messages sent between you and the AI.

Mute Notifications

Rather than fully disabling My AI, you may want to simply mute notifications from the chatbot. Hold down on the My AI chat, select “Notifications,” and turn off “Chat Notifications.” This will prevent the AI from sending you any alerts or messages, while still keeping the feature enabled in case you want to access it again in the future.

Following these tips will help you manage your Snapchat experience on your own terms and without the My AI chatbot feature if you prefer. You’re in control of what appears in your chat feed and which features are enabled on the app.

Frequently Asked Questions About Unpinning the AI Bot

Have some questions about unpinning the AI bot from your Snapchat chats? We’ve got you covered. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

How do I unpin the AI bot?

To unpin the AI bot, open your Snapchat app and go to your chat settings. Tap on the “Pinned Chats” option. This will show you a list of all your pinned chats. Locate the AI bot in the list and swipe left to unpin it.

Alternatively, you can unpin the AI bot directly from your chat feed. Tap and hold on the AI bot chat, then select “Chat Settings.” Choose “Unpin Conversation” and the AI bot will no longer appear at the top of your chat list.

Will unpinning the AI bot remove it completely?

No, unpinning the AI bot will not remove it from your Snapchat account or delete your chat history with it. Unpinning will simply move the AI bot chat from the top of your feed back into the regular chat list based on the date of your last message. You can still access the chat and continue talking to the AI bot.

Can I repin the AI bot later?

Absolutely. If you change your mind and want the AI bot back at the top of your chat list, just open your chat with the AI bot and tap the pin icon. This will repin the AI bot and move the chat back to the pinned position.

Will the AI bot know I unpinned it?

No, unpinning or repinning a chat does not send any kind of notification to the other user. The AI bot has no way of knowing if you have pinned, unpinned or repinned your chat conversation. Your chat with the AI bot will function the same whether it is pinned or unpinned.

Hope this helps clear up any questions you have about customizing your Snapchat chat settings. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Conclusion

So there you have it, the step-by-step process to remove Anthropic’s AI bot from your Snapchat. While the bot was designed with safety and transparency in mind, Snapchat is your personal space. If the bot’s messages are cluttering up your feed or you just want to go old school with your friends, you’re in control to turn off the AI. Snapchat is always evolving to give you more ways to express yourself and connect with real friends. Maybe sometime in the future, Anthropic’s AI will be smarter and you’ll give the bot another shot. But for now, you can enjoy your Snapchat as you like – bot-free and focused on the relationships that really matter to you.

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