Unfortunately Snapchat Has Stopped – Keeps Crashing 2017

This article provides Snapchat troubleshooting tips and tricks.  If you’re receiving the “Unfortunately Snapchat Has Stopped” message, you’re not alone.  I have an Android and Snapchat keeps crashing.  My friends who have iPhones never seem to experience these problems.  Each time I use a filter, Snapchat freezes.  Here are some troubleshooting tips that helped me out.


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Delete your Snapchat app

First, try deleting your Snapchat app and then downloading it again.  After downloading the app, restart your device.  I got so frustrated once that I decided to restore factory setting on my mobile device.  Sadly, that didn’t fix Snapchat.  Sometimes, the problems you’re experiencing are due to issues on the company’s end.

Unfortunately Snapchat Has Stopped Keeps Crashing
Unfortunately Snapchat Has Stopped Keeps Crashing

Clear Snapchat cache/data

Clearing your cached data could help Snapchat run more smoothly on your device.  This will remove all your app’s settings.  You’re starting your app from scratch.  Follow these steps to clear your cached data on your Android device:
  1. Open Settings
  2. Select Storage
  3. Select Cached Data
  4. Select OK to clear cached data
Snapchat’s performance on Android devices continues to be shaky.  If the company doesn’t fix these problems fast they’ll lose users to Instagram.
What did you do to fix Snapchat on your device? Share your tips and tricks in the comment section below.


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What Happened To WhatsApp? Outage, Down – Won’t Connect

WhatsApp is down.  If your WhatsApp won’t connect don’t throw your phone.  There’s currently an outage.  I can’t send or receive messages and my old conversations aren’t showing up.  The Facebook-owned messaging app is down in multiple countries, so it’s most likely the servers.  First, I couldn’t log in but now I’m logged in and can’t send or receive messages.


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You can try to restart your phone if you’re desperate but that didn’t work for me.  If you’re in an area with a strong Internet connection and you can’t connect, there’s most likely no issues with your phone.  This is the first WhatsApp outage in a long time.  Facebook acquired the company in 2014 and a year later there was a major outage.

What Happened To WhatsApp? Outage Down Won't Connect
What Happened To WhatsApp? Outage Down Won’t Connect

Twitter’s reaction to WhatsApp being down has been hilarious.  I couldn’t believe it when I found out and reacted like the guy in the following gif:


It’s easy to rely on instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.  I’m on the app every day.  It makes time go faster.


The following Twitter user came up with a unique way to handle the outage:


What do you think about WhatsApp’s outage? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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Instagram: We’ll Try Again Once There’s A Better Connection

Is Instagram down? This article will provide troubleshooting tips you can use on Instagram.  I keep getting the following message when I try to upload videos: “We’ll try again once there’s a better connection.” I’m also having problems with Instagram Stories.  If you’re in an area where the Wi-Fi or cellular signal is weak, you may not be able to upload videos.


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Check the size of your video

Instagram videos can only be 60 seconds long.  The app usually crops your video when it’s longer than 60 seconds.  The minimum resolution is 1800 x 945 pixels.  If your video is within these dimensions then you have to be patient.  I am able to upload an image on Instagram but I haven’t been able to upload any new videos.

Instagram We'll Try Again Once There's A Better Connection
Instagram We’ll Try Again Once There’s A Better Connection

The company better fix the app’s video problems ASAP.  The Instagram vs. Snapchat battle is far from over and problems like this can be detrimental.  Social media users have short attention spans and too many choices.  I discovered 5 new features on Snapchat since Instagram has been down.  The following tweet explains that Instagram is ruining someone’s birthday!


Do you have a solution from Instagram’s “We’ll try again once there’s a better connection” message.  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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Stevie Stephens – Facebook Live Shooting

Stevie Stephens is the Cleveland man who killed a person on Facebook Live.  He is on the run and warns that he’ll keep killing people until he’s caught.  The video showed Stephens shoot an older man to death.  Multiple media outlets have reported that Stephens chose to go on a killing spree after breaking up with his girlfriend.  He is bald with a full beard and weighs about 244 pounds.


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He is armed and dangerous

If you see Stephens, contact police immediately.  He is armed and dangerous.  He was last seen wearing a blue or black and grey striped polo shirt.  It’s Easter but I would advise the residents of Cleveland to stay home.  Sadly, this isn’t the first person we’ve witnessed lose their life on Facebook Live.

Stevie Stephens Facebook Live Shooting
Stevie Stephens Facebook Live Shooting

He is driving a white or cream-colored SUV

Police are searching for Stephens but haven’t had any luck finding him.  He has killed one person and claims to have killed others.  The risk is that he has announced that he will continue killing people until he’s captured.  Stephens is ruining Easter and I hope the police catch him ASAP! Although the additional murders have not been confirmed, I don’t think he’s lying. 
Stevie Stephens Facebook Live Shooting
Stevie Stephens Facebook Live Shooting

Stephens claims that he killed 15 people because of Joy Lane

Stevie Stephens decided to go on this killing rampage because he broke up with his girlfriend, Joy Lane.  The Instagram post above shows a Facebook message from Stephens.  In the message he explains that most of the bodies are behind abandoned houses in the 105 freeway area.  #PrayForCleveland


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22 Brown Girls You Should Follow On Instagram – BuzzFeed

If you follow BuzzFeed on Snapchat then you most likely saw their “22 Brown Girls You Should Follow On Instagram” post.  This article presents our 22 favorite brown girls on Instagram.  Facebook has made it clear that Instagram is here to stay.  The image sharing app is starting to look more and more like Snapchat everyday.


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Instagram is still EmpireBBK’s favorite social media app.  Facebook is now in charge but they haven’t ruined it with too many ads.  Instagram Stories made the app just as innovative as Snapchat.

22 Brown Girls You Should Follow On Instagram BuzzFeed
22 Brown Girls You Should Follow On Instagram BuzzFeed

Without further ado, here’s 22 brown girls you should follow on Instagram:

  1. Taraji P. Henson – tarajiphenson
  2. Beyonce – beyonce
  3. Jennifer Hudson – iamjhud
  4. Alicia Keys – aliciakeys
  5. Raven Symone – ravensymone
  6. Kelly Rowland – kellyrowland
  7. Dej Loaf – dejloaf
  8. Amanda Seales – amandaseales
  9. Jordin Sparks – jordinsparks
  10. Blac Chyna – blacchyna
  11. Cardi B – iamcardib
  12. Zonnique Pullins – zonniquejailee
  13. Yara Shahidi – yarashahidi
  14. Serayah McNeill – serayah
  15. Kerry Washington – kerrywashington
  16. Sierra McClain – mynameissisi
  17. Gabrielle Union – gabunion
  18. Ciara – ciara
  19. Zendaya – zendaya
  20. Rihanna – badgalriri
  21. Nicki Minaj – nickiminaj
  22. Issa Rae – issarae

Who did we miss? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Snapchat Instagram Filter – April Fool’s Day

Snapchat’s Instagram filter is hilarious.  The image sharing app took a shot at Instagram by adding a hilarious filter for April Fool’s Day.  The filter makes your Snap look like an Instagram post.  The caption of the filter reads “my_mom and 2 others” implying that only old people still use Instagram.  Facebook recently copied Snapchat’s stories with its Direct feature and it looks like Snapchat has officially responded.


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Snapchat Stories are now searchable

You can now search Snapchat Stories.  Facebook won’t stop copying the app’s features, forcing Snapchat to evolve.  Right now, Snapchat’s search tool can only be used to find accounts.  The new search tool allows users to search for Stories to watch.  How long do you think it will take Facebook to copy this feature? 

Snapchat Instagram Filter April Fool's Day
Snapchat Instagram Filter April Fool’s Day

Here’s additional information about Snapchat’s new search tool:

WWE debuts Snapchat show

Snapchat recently teamed up with the WWE for a Snapchat Discover show.  The show launched Friday and will last until Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Snapchat is making all the right moves to keep users on the app.  Despite Snapchat’s efforts, the company won’t be able to compete with Facebook in the long-run.  Facebook is too powerful for Snapchat. 


What do you think about Snapchat’s Instagram filter? Which social media network do you spend more time on? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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What Is The Mask Off Challenge? – Future

The Mask Off Challenge is the latest social media trend breaking the Internet.  The challenge was inspired by Future’s new hit, “Mask Off” from his self-titled album, FUTURE.  People are posting videos of themselves dancing and playing instruments to the song.  Scroll to the end of this article to see Chris Brown dancing to the track.


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Future has quickly become one of the most successful artists in the industry.  FUTURE was his fourth number 1 album in a row.  “Mask Off” is a fan-favorite, as proven by the #MaskOffChallenge posts below.

What Is The Mask Off Challenge? Future
What Is The Mask Off Challenge? Future

The following post shows a talented violinist and an amazing dancer:

TSR STAFF: Chantel P.! @_popchanny on IG! _______________________________ People can say what they please about hip-hop’s struggling survival, but after this #MaskOffChallenge, it’s evident that certain areas of the art are still alive and well–unbothered actually. _______________________________ The first few #MaskOffChallenge videos That surfaced were of young women playing the flute over #Future’s “#MaskOff,” –very #BlackGirlMagic-y I might add! Now that a few days have gone by, the challenge has been taking over! It goes without saying that the culture is undefeated! _______________________________ As if the women playing flutes weren’t enough, violinist, dancers, comedians, and other black artists expressed themselves over Future’s single! _______________________________ Wait until y’all see the one about Atlanta Churches! — Read more on TheShadeRoom.com! (Link in bio!)
A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:48pm PDT

What did we used to do before social media? We’re now able to put our own spin on our favorite music and then share the results with the world.  Here’s another unforgettable flute cover of the track:


The flute player below killed it! Artists should let their fans create the visuals for their songs.  We’ve all seen enough of Future. The rapper’s video for “Mask Off” should include talented fans like the following flute player:


Here’s another talented flute player:


The tweet below shows a freestyle.  The rapper has all the right words.  He takes his mask off for this one:


Which #MaskOffChallenge is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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