Snapchat is a popular photo-sharing and messaging app, with around 200 million active users per day. So if the service is down or generally not working, then you might get an awful buzzkill. To share your best travel experiences with the world or pictures of your food, here are some fixes that might help you get Snapchat back and running in no time.
How to fix Snapchat down or not working
Check if Snapchat is down
Figuring out if the service is not working for you or if it’s down for lots of people helps a lot. Especially with your frustrations levels, as it is not much, you can do if the app is down. Go to Down Detector and see the status of the service to get a better idea of what is going on.
Snapchat restart or update
A simple fix would be to close the app and open it again or restart it. Be sure to close the app entirely from your phone’s active apps list. Updating the app will probably fix it from not working correctly, as these updates are rooted in the app’s core functionality.
Restart your device
The best and most popular solution for tech issues, to unplug something. In this case, to restart your phone or tablet. It works quite often as an electronic device can bug out for a variety of reasons. The restart allows the device to boot up all of its essential functions.
Check the internet connection
If Snapchat is not working at all or not loading images properly, your issue might be a lack of stability with the internet connection. Try turning Airplane Mode on and off to force your device to find a stronger signal. If you’re on WiFi, then try restarting your Modem or wait for a while.
Some WiFi connections need 10 minutes to reestablish themselves, and others require an hour. Your service provider might be over solicited within specific time frames. In countries with lower internet speeds, the connections sink anywhere between 5-10 PM.