Bluestacks: Snapchat not working or won’t launch [Fix]

Mobile devices are not comparable to desktops or laptops but that does not mean that modern mobile devices are not powerful. A modern phone comes with a fast processor, plenty of RAM, and plenty of storage space, and there are a lot of sensors that you won’t find on a desktop or laptop computer.

This is simply because many apps are mobile-only to a mobile platform and are not ported to a desktop. In some cases eg, with PUBG, an app could be ported to a desktop platform, but with others like Instagram or Snapchat, the apps are still restricted to mobile platforms.

Bluestacks: Snapchat not working

Mobile apps can run on desktop but you need an emulator to do the job. An emulator is an app that runs on the desktop, and provides a mobile device-like environment for mobile apps. Mobile apps can be downloaded and installed within the emulator app, which can run on your desktop.

Bluestacks is a popular Android emulator that is used to run Android apps on Windows and macOS. It supports many apps including popular games. It can also run Snapchat. If you are trying to install or run Snapchat, and it is not working, try the solutions below.

Change Snapchat version

Snapchat updates frequently and Bluestacks updates less frequently. This means that Snapchat may have added features that Bluestacks does not support. Install Snapchat and install an older version of the app in Bluestacks.

To download an older version of Snapchat;

  1. Visit the Google Play Store page for Snapchat and copy the URL.
  2. Visit him APK True and enter the URL you copied.
  3. Click in.
  4. Choose one of the oldest versions available and download the APK.
  5. Install this APK in Bluestacks.

Change the version of Bluestacks

Emulation, especially for a different device is not easy. Some versions of Bluestacks may have a problem running Snapchat. Try lowering it to an older version.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. go to Programs> Enter a program.
  3. Select Bluestacks and click on the Uninstall button at the top.
  4. Download an older version of Bluestacks and install it.
  5. Install Snapchat and see if the problem goes away.

Switch to Snapchat Beta version

Snapchat allows users to try out their beta version. You can switch to it from your Android phone, and then try running the beta app on your desktop.

  1. Open Snapchat on your Android (or iOS) phone.
  2. Tap on your profile picture at the top and then tap on the gear icon.
  3. Tap on it Join Snapchat beta.
  4. Tap on it Count me in.
  5. On Bluestacks, reinstall Snapchat and install the beta version.


Snapchat tends to prevent users from running its app on unauthorized platforms. One reason may be that you cannot run the app in Bluestacks. More often though, it has something to do with version compatibility. Try using older versions of the Snapchat app and don’t update unless you know the latest version will work in Bluestacks.

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