Snapdrop Not Working? Here Are Best 7 Ways to Fix It

Snapdrop is an awesome open-source website for not only transferring files but also sending instant text messages. Though the service is awesome, it faces some issues sometimes which results in not letting your favorite files get transferred to your other machines. So open on your browser and let’s get it fixed.

1. Connect Both Devices To The Same WiFi Network

As you might already know Snapdrop uses WebRTC to transfer files and for that, all your devices need to be connected to the same local wifi network. Even having the local Hotspot connection won’t work out. So in case, your devices are not on the same WiFi network, just connect them!

2. Reinstalling The PWA

If you are using the PWA of Snapdrop, you can try uninstalling the PWA and installing the app again. Click on the vertical dots and click on “Uninstall Snapdrop”.

Uninstalling Snapdrop

Then Install it again as you did last time by revisiting the website and clicking on the install button. And now your website should be listed in your windows search again and should be launched on its own separate window as expected.

Installing Snapdrop

3. Update Your Browser

Most of the popular web browsers like Brave, Edge, and Firefox, support WebRTC these days, but just in case you are on the outdated version, try updating your browser. If you are on chrome or any other chromium based browser, you can do this by pasting chrome://settings/help in your browser search box, and it should automatically download the updates if available.

Update Browser

4. Disable Browser Extensions

Are you a privacy enthusiast? I am sure you might be running any kind of content blocker in your browser. These add-ons can create issues with the technologies Snapdrop uses. Maybe you can try setting a whitelist for or try running the snapdrop from the guest window or private window.

5. Maybe, The Service Is Down.

It happens quite often, the whole Snapdrop website goes down and the service brokes out. You can check if Snapdop is down for everyone or just you by doing a quick visit to a website named and searching for on the address bar provided and it should give you a full report about the same.

Snapdrop net up or down check

6. Using A Different Browser Instead

There’s a chance your browser might not be able to catch up with the technologies snapdrop uses or might be blocking the connection due to privacy reasons. You can try using a different browser like Microsoft Edge which is already pre-installed in your Windows 10 and 11 OS. Or can try using other web browsers listed on this page.

7. Snapdrop Alternative

If nothing of the above worked for you then try these alternatives:

  1. Maybe you can try another open-source alternative, in fact, we already did an amazing article on on our lovely website. Worth checking out!!
  2. Another alternative is to upload your file to pCloud, a secure cloud storage service, generate a link, and send it to a friend.
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Sahil Dewangan

Sahil Dewangan

Sahil is a technology nerd who writes concise and informative tech posts.

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