Snapchat DOWN – app not working for users in mystery 'Friday the 13th' outage
SNAPCHAT isn't working properly around the world again – less than 24 hours after the app mysteriously stopped working.
Hundreds of Snapchatters moaned about the app in a matter of minutes on Friday the 13th.
Snapchat not working – what is happening?
Online outage tracker Down Detector logged a sudden spike in complaints at just after 2.30pm London time / 9.30am New York time.
It follows a similarly mysterious outage that took place only yesterday.
A live map of the outage suggests that the issue is primarily affected western Europe and the eastern USA.
Hundreds of reports on Down Detector suggests that at least thousands of users are likely experiencing problems.
The majority of users say the issues relate to sending Snaps, receiving Snaps, or refreshing their feed.
Snapchat down – what are users saying?
Disappointed and confused users have taken to Twitter to moan about the outage.
One wrote: "Snapchat is deleting my stories again!! Can you let us know when this fixed please!"
And another said: "Snapchat down again…Lol this world is turning to a mid-life crisis it's the least you could do."
Users are sharing the hashtag #snapchatdown on Twitter to highlight the issue.
Snapchat outage – is there an official response?
No formal statement has been issued by Snapchat.
But the firm's Twitter customer support account is being inundated with complaints.
Several replies from the account say that Snapchat is "looking into this" – but don't confirm a widespread outage or explain the issues.
We've asked Snapchat for comment and will update this story with any response.
Snapchat – what is it?
Here's what you need to know…
- Snapchat, or Snap, is a multimedia messaging app available around the world
- It was created by former Standford University students Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown
- The first version of Snapchat was released in September 2011
- The main feature of Snapchat is the ability to send self-deleting photos, videos and messages
- These digital missives will wipe themselves from a recipient's phone after a short time
- Snapchat also offers "Stories", which allow users to share content visible to multiple users – but that vanishes after 24 hours
- As of 2019, Snapchat has around 190million daily users
In other news, Snapchat recently added a filter that turns the floor into lava.
A secret Snapchat re-design has been leaked.
And a genius Google trick lets you combine two emoji to create your own random designs.
Have you experienced any issues with Snapchat today? Let us know in the comments!
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