Some Common Snapchat Problems and Fixes

Snapchat messaging services have become highly desirable as it has a function unique service that allows people to send a picture message or video clip pieces that could disappear by themselves within 10 seconds or less after it opened by the recipient of the message.

The uniqueness of this service had caused issue that Snapchat is utilized recklessly by teenagers to send embarrassing photographs. For the young people can feel safe after submitting their embarrassing photographs, knowing that those photographs will vanish independently within 10 mere seconds.

This guide will show you how to fix common Snapchat problems on your own. We will help you answer questions and solve your issues. We’ll also help you understand why you don’t see the new Snapchat features yet.

We’ll help you understand Snapchat error codes, explain what to do when Snapchat won’t let you add friends and what to do when Snapchat Lenses don’t work.

Is Snapchat Down?

“Is Snapchat down?” is a common question from Snapchat users. If you are experiencing Snapchat down problems you may not be alone. There are two places to check to see if Snapchat is down for everyone or if you are the only person with problems.

Check Down Detector to see if Snapchat is down for other people as well. Many common Snapchat problems related to an outage include

  • Snapchat app crashing
  • No way to login to Snapchat
  • Cannot connect to the Snapchat Server
  • Cannot Send Snaps

This service shows if others are also experiencing the problem and offers a map so you can see if it is a localized problem.

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Install Snapchat Updates

We see many Snapchat updates every month that fix problems and bugs. That should be your first step to resolve an issue you might be facing. If you are not using the latest version of Snapchat you are more likely to run into problems sending snaps, app crashes and other issues.

No New Snapchat Features After Installing Updates

You may be on the latest update available in your app store and you still don’t see any of the new Snapchat features. There’s nothing wrong with your Snapchat. If this happens the new features are gradually turning on for users. You can continue to check the app during the day to see if they are enabled.

How to Fix Snapchat Errors

Here’s the fastest way to fix many Snapchat errors. It’s simple, it takes only a few minutes and you don’t need to talk to Snapchat support. If you see one of these Snapchat error codes, follow the directions below.

  • Snapchat expected 200 status, got 403
  • Snapchat Error 403

The best thing to do is delete Snapchat from your iPhone or Android and then re-install it. On iPhone tap and hold on Snapchat, then on the X. Then go find it in the App Store, download it and re-install the app. On Android you may need to tap and hold then drag Snapchat to a Delete icon, or use another method depending on your phone.

How to Fix Snapchat Lens Problems

One of the common Snapchat Lens problems is not being able to get them to work. With the latest version of Snapchat you can use lenses with the front and rear camera, but it can take a little practice to get them to work.

You should be able to tap on your face to get the Snapchat Lens to identify you and start working. If you are in a very dark setting, have a hat on or are at a weird angle to the camera it may not work.

Snapchat Account Hacking

If you experience any of the following your Snapchat account may be hacked.

  • Spam sent from your account to friends.
  • Constantly need to login to Snapchat
  • See random people on your friend list

To fix this you need to change your password, make sure your account information shows your email and password.

Cannot Change Snapchat Username

This issue cannot be solved. You cannot change your Snapchat username, but you can delete and start over. There is no way to change your Snapchat username. If you so hate your username, You need to follow this link to delete your Snapchat account.

Snapchat Network is Blocked Message

Do you use a VPN on your phone? That’s what this message means. If you use a VPN, turn it off and see if you can connect. If you don’t use a VPN switch from WiFi to cellular or from cellular to WiFi.



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