Snapchat is one of the most popular apps nowadays to stay in touch with your friends and, in some states in with your family. Unfortunately, Snap has some glitches from time to time. If you have seen the message “Waitin to send” or “failed to send,” it might be very frustrating. But don’t worry. With our guide, you will be able to fix your Snapchat app quickly, and you can get back in touch with your friends around the world.
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“Snapchat waiting to send” notification
If you ever see the notification from Snapchat “Waiting to send,” all your messages are stopped from uploading. This usually happens when you have issues with your internet connection.
With saying all that, it can happen even if you are connected to the internet. YOu can be connected via mobile data or even via wifi and still see this error message.
How to fix waiting to send error
Troubleshoot your internet connection
- Exit your Snapchat app and “kill it” (existing won’t be enough since the app will be running in the background)
- Switch your data and wifi off
- Turn on airplane mode
- Wait a few seconds
- Turn airplane mode off
- Turn wifi or data plan on
- Test your internet connection in an internet browser(try to search something on google)
- If the google search works, your internet is working(if not, you will have to fix your wifi, or call your data plan provider to fix your issue for you)
- Start your Snapchat app again
- Upload your Snap again
If this has not worked, you will have to clear your cache on Snapchat.
How to clear the Snapchat app cache
- Open Snapchat app
- Tap on your profile icon in the upper left corner
- Tap on Settings in the upper right corner
- Scroll down to “ACCOUNT ACTIONS”
- Tap on “Clear Cache”
- Tap on “Continue”
After seeing this message:
Try to send your Snap again. This guide should have fixed Snapchat’s stuck-on sending issue.
If not, if you are still stuck on sending. You can try to restart your phone. Or better yet. Switch it off, and then turn it back on after a minute or two.
Snapchat not sending messages still?
Suppose none of the methods above have worked yet. Here are few more fixes that might help.
Log out and log back in
For some users, it helps if they log out from their device and log back in. Don’t ask us why this works. But from time to time, this actually works for some strange reason.
How to log out from Snapchat
- Tap on your profile icon
- Go to your settings
- Scroll to the bottom of the app
- Tap on the “Log Out” button
- Tap on “Log Out” again to confirm your decision
- Log in back to your account
Try to send it now. Hopefully, it will work, if not. Continue reading this guide.
Update your app
Check out if you are using the latest version of the app. If you are running on the latest version, skip this and try another fix. If not, update your app and try if your problem has been solved by this.
Reinstall the app
Suppose Snapchat has failed to send your message again. Try to reinstall the app. Unfortunately, this is not windows, where you can simply reinstall the app.
First, you need to uninstall the Snapchat application from your smartphone. After that, you need to download and install the app again. If you are an iPhone user, click here to download the latest version of the app from iTunes. If you are an android user, click here to download the latest version from google play.
This is truly the last resource method. Try this only if none of the fixes above have helped. You will have to uninstall your Snapchat app again and install previous versions of the app. And that will hopefully solve your problem.
We mention this last since it is a bit tricky guide. But don’t worry, with our guide, you will be able to do it in less than five minutes.
If you have tried all of these tips and Snapchat won’t send your messages still. There is a good chance that there is something wrong with the app itself. There might be a DDoS attack on their servers. Or they might have been updating something. From time to time, Snapchat won’t work, and there is nothing that you can do about it other than wait till it is fixed.
If you think that might be the case. Try to contact one of your Snapchat friends via some other social media app. Preferably try to contact someone in the same country as you live in Since this could be an issue only in your region and not a worldwide issue even though sometimes Snapchat is not working worldwide. But that is not happening that often.
If you have fixed the sending problem, you should try to improve your Snaps with filters! Try one of these: