Here's Why You Can't See Snapchat's New Link Feature Yet

by Sarah Fielding

On Wednesday, Snapchat managed to once again dominate the "Best App of Summer" category with the release of three new features. These tools are a culmination of everything you never knew you needed on Snapchat, as well as things you soon won't be able to live without. The features include backdrops, voice filters, and something called Paperclip. They're all extra cool, but the latter is what I'm most excited about: The Paperclip feature allows users to link websites to the Snaps they send. But, have you already tried to use Paperclips and found you can't attach links to your Snaps just yet? While I'm sure you're eager to get started, don't worries, soon you won't even remember a time without paperclips.

The Paperclip feature is the perfect way to send your friends as many links as you want. The best part is, when you receive a linked Snap, Snapchat has made accessing the website a breeze. Simply swipe up and the link will open within the app, allowing you to easily check it out without once leaving Snapchat. The feature hasn't rolled out to everyone yet, but if you haven't been able to participate in the fun yet, there are a few things you can try. Read on for the possible reasons why you currently can't attach links on Snapchat.

1. You Need To Update Your App

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If you can't access Paperclip to send links to your friends, the first thing you should do is confirm that your app is updated in the app store. Even if you think it will automatically update, sometimes it takes time, and if you're eager, it's worth manually doing it.

2. You Don't Have The Feature Yet


Snapchat is rolling out the feature to all users but, as I'm sure you've seen in the past, sometimes it doesn't reach everyone at the same time. Unfortunately the only fix here is patience.

3. Open And Close The App


Sometimes closing out of Snapchat and then opening it again is all it takes to get new features.

No matter the reason you haven't been able to access Paperclips on Snapchat, it will find its way into your phone — and heart — very soon. Just keep Snapping, and next thing you know a Paperclip will appear once the feature has rolled out to all users. Have fun linking.