Facebook (Android): How to Cancel Stuck, Failed Uploads Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 02 MAY 2016

I wanted to upload a quick pic of the indoor braai that I had started to ring in the end of the long weekend to Facebook, but for some or other reason, the image upload failed, or rather got stuck in its attempt to upload to the social network’s servers. This means now that every time you open the Facebook app, you watch as it futilely tries to reassure you that your post is STILL being created, even though deep down inside you know that it is a lost cause.

Actually, this happens relatively frequently, and with seemingly no method for cancelling the infinitely in progress upload, it is quite a frustrating problem to sit with.

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As I mentioned, opening and closing the app won’t solve the problem. You could go extreme of course, and uninstall, but that’s a little bit on the overkill side. Instead, probably the easiest way to resolve the stuck upload issue is to simply log out of the app via the menu. Log back in, and by magic, your stuck upload should be nowhere in sight.

I have no idea why this works. It shouldn’t, but it does.

Maybe one day Facebook will fix their Android app and allow us to cancel stuck in progress uploads in a more natural fashion!

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Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.