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How to fix the ‘Snapchat Stuck on Sending’ error?

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As amazing an app Snapchat is, just like everything tech, it has its issues, glitches and bugs from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about how to fix the ‘Snapchat Stuck on Sending’ error so you can have your snaps on their way right now.

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Log out and log back in

If you’re seeing any such issues with your Snapchat app, the first thing you should do is simply log out and log in again. Here’s how.

  • Open up Snapchat and tap on the bitmoji icon in the top left.
  • Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top right.
  • Scroll down to find the Log Out option. Tap it to log out of the app.

After this, just log back in as you normally would, and your issue should be resolved. 

Clear the app’s cache

Corrupt or conflicting files in an app’s cache can cause a bunch of problems with any app let alone Snapchat. Fortunately, Snapchat offers a very handy way of clearing the cache from within the app itself. 

  • Open up Snapchat and tap on the bitmoji icon in the top left.
  • Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top right.
  • Scroll down to find the Clear Cache option. Tap it to clear out any buggy temporary files you might have.

Check for app updates

An out of date version of any app can cause issues, especially when the client app on your phone needs to frequently contact a server. Check the Google Play Store or the App Store depending on whether you’re using Android or iOS respectively and install any updates that might be pending.

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Change Storage location

While this one is a long shot, if you’ve saved the app on external location, that might be causing internal data transfer conflicts and not letting your snaps through. 

Transfer the app back into your phone’s internal storage for optimal performance.

Snapchat might be down

If none of the steps above work, there’s a change that the Snapchat servers might be down themselves. In such cases, all you can do is keep tabs on the situation to see when the servers will be live again, which shouldn’t take long.

You can use sites like Downdetector or Downrightnow to check the server status. 

Also read: 10 ways to fix the ‘Snapchat Camera Not Working’ error

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: