Silent notifications that keep appearing in your notification shade are rarely welcome. Usually, it’s the app informing you about a certain background process and, usually, they disappear quickly. It seems that’s not the case with the “Snapchat Updating messages” notification on Android. This silent notification keeps popping up for some users and they want it gone. Learn below why this notification appears and, more importantly, how to disable it.
How to disable Snapchat Updating messages notification on Android
If you get the Snapchat Updating messages notification that appears from time to time in the Notification shade, you can easily disable it. All you need to do is to navigate to notification settings and turn off Silent notifications for Snapchat. Once you do that, this and other silent messages won’t appear anymore but all push notifications like Snaps, Chats, and Mentions will.
Since all Snapchat messages are stored on servers, the app will, of course, work on getting new messages in the background. However, it shouldn’t be there for a while. Unless, of course, you disconnected your device from Wi-Fi or mobile data network. In that case, the silent notification will keep appearing. So, before everything, you should ensure that Snapchat has internet access.
Here’s how to disable the Snapchat Updating messages notification on your Android:
- Open Settings.
- Select Apps.
- Open Snapchat from the list of available apps.
- Tap Notifications.
- Select Notification categories and disable Silent Notifications.
That’s all you need to do. Once you do that, the message won’t keep appearing in the Notification shade. On the other hand, if you (by some miracle) still keep seeing the message, make sure to reinstall the app and give it another try. You can do that from the Play Store or from system settings. Just open the Play Store, look for Snapchat, and Uninstall the app. Once you’ve done that, restart your phone, install the app again, and sign in with your account.
If you are still, despite the aforementioned steps, keep getting the error, make sure to report the problem to Snapchat, and, hopefully, they do something about it. With that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.