Snapchat is down, which could ruin its recent surge in popularity

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If you’re wondering why your Snapchat won’t allow you to connect or send messages, it’s because the popular self-destructing-image-sending app is down.

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snapchat after worldwide report support twitter page Confirmed “Some Snapchatters are having problems using the app right now” – DownDetector also reports a huge increase in problems for the app.

Commenters on Snapchat’s Twitter post listed some of the major issues, from the inability to connect to the app, to problems with actually sending messages on the platform. Several posters mourn the prospect of their streaks coming to an end.

Analysis: Enjoy It While It Lasts


Just a week ago Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all shut down, which is noteworthy given that the latter is a huge rival to Snapchat, as it is another image-based social media platform.

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According to Bloomberg, Snapchat saw a huge surge in popularity following that outage — the site predicts there was a 20% increase in users, as many flocked to the Snap-happy option.

Well, we don’t imagine that boost will last long after Snapchat splits.

There have been a lot of outages in 2021, as all the big websites seem to be falling apart, and Snapchat is the latest in a long line. If you’re interested you can read our guide on why this keeps happening – and if you’re a Snapchatter looking forward to the service online, you can make do with Distraction.

The Snapchat outage is ongoing at the time of writing, so this is a breaking story – keep checking back for up-to-date information on the outage.

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