• Wed. Oct 20th, 2021

Snapchat is down

ByCandice Hansen

Oct 13, 2021
Snapchat is down

Some Snapchat users are having problems with the app this morning, with several noting on Twitter that they’re unable to send snaps. The company acknowledged the outage and said it was looking into the matter. 

Outage reports from users skyrocketed on Down Detector just before 7AM ET before tapering off somewhat at around 9:30AM. A heat map indicated that reports were coming in from across the US and, at the time of writing, users are still grousing about the outage on Twitter. Engadget has contacted Snap for more details, and we’ll update this post when things look like they’re getting back to normal.

This is the latest big outage to affect a major social media service over the last week or so. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down for more than six hours on October 4th. Facebook blamed the outage on a “faulty configuration change” that caused havoc with the DNS servers. Facebook’s apps went down yet again for a couple of hours last Friday. Twitter, meanwhile, briefly had issues of its own on Tuesday evening, with tweets not loading for some users for a spell.

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