Neither a clogged up outbox nor an empty 'Received' page are a cute look and can make even the coolest cat feel a bit flustered! Before you panic, though, make sure you have checked out these common problems—and never give up hope! 🍀
Problems When Sending content
Make sure that all of your Snaps are runway ready! 💅
Keep still content less than 9mb and to the proper dimensions: 1080p by 1920p. The file types allowed are jpeg, png, and bmp.
For videos, keep them less than 9mb again, with the dimensions of 1080p x 1920p. The file types allowed are an mp4 mov.
If you need any help converting content, check out this nifty (free!) online converter: http://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp4
Although you can upload videos up to 20 seconds long, be aware that Snapchat breaks them up into ten second clips before posting them sequentially. This means any videos you upload from your Mish dash will be sliced and spliced by Snapchat while we're beaming them to your live Story, and that any videos being sent in by users will be split into bite-sized pieces as they're coming into your Mish account.
*Mish Top Tips*
- Sometimes, if there are several long videos coming in, content can get a bit scrambled up while they are in the process of being sent to us by Snapchat or Instagram. That is, one segment can finish processing and be sent to us before or during the process of Snapchat or Instagram posting videos sent from your Mish dash; keep that in mind if you are posting while Autoforwarding content!
- Like a tough customer holding up the queue at a bank, one bad piece of content will block up your whole outbox. If you delete the first segment that's stuck in your lineup, all the overdue segments will run free as soon as your account next updates
Problems When Receiving content
First, there are some settings you should check to ensure that your account can receive content from followers and accounts that you've set up to Autoforward. Head to your Accounts page, select your account, scroll down to "Account Settings" and make sure that you have 'Capture Incoming Snaps' checked, and that 'Who Can Send Me Snaps' is set to 'Everyone'.
Opening up the 'Who Can Send Me Snaps' setting will allow you to receive Snaps from all accounts, whether or not you are friends on Snapchat. We also recommend setting 'Who Can View My Story' to 'Everyone' so that anyone can follow your story or participate in your competition.
For Instagram, to collect the most content, make sure to check "Allow those I don't follow to DM me content" although keep in mind this will approve all of your pending message requests from that point on (until you disable it) as that's the only way we can see the content and capture it!
Stay on the marked pathways, please! 🎢
Double check that your campaign runners or potential UGC contributors are sending live Snaps directly to your account, and not from their camera roll/memories or through chat. More often than not, this is the cause of Snaps not being received, so it's always a good idea to make sure everyone involved understands these guidelines.
*Mish Top Tip*
- Especially with the new Snapchat layout, people can easily send in a Snap by chat rather than via message. If you notice a total absence of content (or you know a Snap should be showing up and it's not), make sure to check and ensure that they are not sent via chat! If you're logged into Snapchat and you spy some super fly content being sent in by chat that you want to repost, go ahead and manually capture that content and then upload it to your Mish dash.
If you are logged into Snapchat on your phone and actively receiving Snaps that you may want to repost later using Mish, DO NOT view the Snaps on your phone as they come in. Doing so will cause the Snaps to disappear before Mish can store them. All of your received Snaps should save to your account within ten minutes of reconnecting.
Let's make a connection 💥
Mish Guru can only update while your account is connected. We recommend that you hold off logging in on your phone altogether during campaigns, but if you gotta (maybe to check your chats!), be sure to reconnect your account afterwards from the Accounts page.
Keep an eye on the clock! ⌛
Mish refires and displays updated data every ten minutes. If you're positive that your settings are correct and the sending guidelines were followed, the Snaps should come in within ten minutes.
And there you go! These are the most common problems that are encountered when people are trying to send out and receive content. Keeping these tips and recommendations in mind will help you maintain the smoothest of Storytelling. If you have already double-checked all of these issues and Snaps still aren't sending or receiving, give us a shout and we'll investigate! 📣