Users in North America, Europe and Australia were reportedly having problems loading the app and also sending snaps.
A tweet on the Snapchat Support account said: “Hi!” The company has acknowledged the problem, tweeting: “Some Snapchatters are now experiencing loading issues”.
Some users report seeing the error message “Oh no, login temporarily failed” when trying to log in, while others say they’ve seen the message, “Could not refresh”. Reports of the picture-sharing app being offline began to surface on Twitter at around 7am GMT on 8 December. “Which means my procrastination app has ceased and I have no choice but to complete my assignment”.
Snapchat is down for people around the world after suffering an apparent outage.
On the surface Snapchat may seem to be a humorous messaging service, but the outage leaves many users without the ability to message each other. Snapchat’s own status page says the system status is “normal”, but users on Twitter have complained that the service is offline for them.