Snapchat outage: Popular messaging app returns after crashing for several hours

By Rhodri Harrison

Popular messaging app Snapchat crashed today around lunchtime when thousands of users reported issues accessing the social media service.

The app allows users to share images and messages with other members.

But Snappers were left without the app for several hours until Snapchat Support tweeted the issues had been resolved, at around 3.30pm.

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Users were reportedly having issues utilising the messenger app shortly after 12pm.

Downdetector registered a growing number of reported outages from Snapchat, rising from 3,649 at 11.49am to 12,465 by 12.05pm.

One upset user wrote that they couldn't post to their story and had been left "fuming" by the outage.

It follows major service issues affecting Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, just over a week ago. You can read more about that here.

Shortly after Midday, Snapchat Support tweeted that they were aware of issues affecting 'Snapchatters' and that they were looking into it.

Fans of the popular app were left upset by the outage with one tweeting 'This is killing my love life'.

Users continued to have difficulties accessing the messenger app for several hours. Other users were worried about losing 'streaks', an award given to reoccurring daily messengers on the app.

After around three hours, Snapchat Support announced the issue had been resolved but advised users to contact them if continuing to have trouble.

However, many users of the app have still reported difficulty accessing their accounts after being advised to log out.

No announcement has so far been made to explain the sudden outage.

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