Fix: Bluestacks Snapchat not working / something went wrong

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Bluestacks being a popular Android emulator is used by millions of Android users to access Android games like PUBG and social media apps such as Snapchat on their PC. However, some users have reported the Bluestacks Snapchat not working issue when accessing the app.

The app displays something went wrong error when the users try to access Snapchat on Bluestacks.

The Something went wrong error usually occurs due to connectivity or server issues.

In this article, we explore the best solutions to help you resolve something went wrong error in Snapchat on Bluestacks.


How to fix Snapchat not working on Bluestacks emulator

1. Oops something went wrong error on Bluestacks Snapchat

If the oops something went wrong error occur when trying to access Snapchat on Bluestacks, it is due to Snapchat blocking the access of its app on anything other than smartphones.

This error seems to occur only on the newer Bluestacks 3 version. The simple workaround for this issue is to use the older version of Bluestacks.

Install an older version of Bluestacks

Bluestacks Snapchat not working

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl and click OK to open Control Panel
  3. From the list of installed apps, select Bluestacks.
  4. Click on Uninstall. Confirm the action by clicking on Yes.
  5. Download the older version of Bluestacks.
  6. Run the installer and follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Once installed, launch Bluestacks player and try reinstalling Snapchat. The app should work fine as it was working earlier.

Use an older version of Snapchat

If the issue persists, and the workaround doesn’t work, try using the older version of Snapchat. You can download the older version of Snapchat from APK Pure website.

This trick, in theory, should work if Snapchat does not force the users to update their app before using it when new updates are available.


2. Use Snapchat Beta version

Bluestacks Snapchat not working

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap the Settings icon ( Gear).
  3. Scroll down and select the Join Snapchat Beta option.
  4. Scroll down to the Advanced section.
  5. Tap on Join Snapchat Beta.
  6. Tap on Count me in!
  7. Close the Snapchat app on your phone.

Launch Bluestacks on your PC. Download and install the Snapchat app. Bluestacks will install the Beta version of the app by default as you have opted to try Snapchat Beta.


3. Use Snapchat via Casper

Bluestacks Snapchat not working

  1. Download the Casper apk from APK Pure.
  2. Launch Bluestacks.
  3. Click on the three dots beside the Installed Apps tag.
  4. Select Install apk.
  5. Select the Casper apk file from the download folder.
  6. Click on Open and Bluestacks will install Casper.

Casper is an alternative Android client for the popular messaging app Snapchat. With Casper, you can save snaps, send snaps from your gallery and do almost everything the app does.

Since Snapchat developers are blocking Snapchat on Android emulators, using Snapchat via Casper is a clever workaround if you are okay with the extra effort that you may have to put into getting the app working.


4. Change the emulator to NoxPlayer

Nox Player is one of the most popular Android emulators around. Using the Snapchat .apk on a PC with Nox Player is reportedly faster and stable than Bluestacks even on low-end computers.

You may also try other Android emulators like Nox Player to install the app. We have a detailed guide on the best Android emulators for Windows that you can check out.

Snapchat may have disabled support for Android emulators due to privacy concerns as the app runs in a sandbox, and the user may be able to bypass some privacy and safety features employed by the app.

Download NoxPlayer


The Oops something went wrong error on Bluestacks Snapchat is most likely to occur due to the incompatibility of the app with Android emulators. However, if you really need to use Snapchat with Bluestacks, check the workarounds listed in the article.


FAQ: Learn more about Snapchat issues on Bluestacks

  • Why won’t Snapchat work on Bluestacks?

Snapchat won’t run on any Android emulators due to the restrictions put in by the Snapchat developers. The company has not given any official statement on the same.

  • How can I get Snapchat on my PC Bluestacks?

You can download Snapchat from the Google Play Store in Bluestacks. However, since the app is not officially supported on Android emulators, look for the workaround in this article.

  • Does Snapchat work on Bluestacks 2020?

No, not officially. Snapchat developers have disabled the app support on Android emulators, including Bluestacks. However, you may still be able to install the app using some workarounds.

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