CAN’T SEND Snapchat messages? You’re not alone. Snapchat is down across the UK right now, leaving thousands of users on iPhone and Android unable to send or receive snaps. Users that try to access the app are greeted with a “please check your connection” error message. Snapchat hasn’t yet revealed the cause of the outage, or when users can expect the problems to be fixed. We’ve got everything you need to know about the issues impacting Snapchat, how long it has been down, if streaks are in danger and more…
Snapchat appears to be coming back online after an outage that lasted for around two hours.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a steep drop off in Snapchat down reports, following a huge outage that affected users in the UK and US.
While Snapchat users on Twitter have also reported the app as coming back online for them.
One tweeted: “#snapchat is back up boys and girls!!!”
While another wrote: “Snapchat is back!”
Snapchat down reports are on the rise today, with tens of thousands of users of the hugely popular chat app experiencing significant service disruption today in both the UK and US.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a massive spike in Snapchat down reports.
At the time of writing Down Detector UK has registered a peak of more than 14,000 reports with downdetector.com recording over 30,000.
According to Down Detector stats, the issues affecting users the most are problems with the Snapchat app itself, posting content and server connection.
While on Twitter Snapchat users have reported issues with snaps not sending.
One tweeted: “@snapchatsupport I logged out of my account because it was playing up chat screen wasn’t loading it was blank. Now I logged out I can’t log back in it says “ Please check your connection and try again” my connection is fine, what is going on? #snapchat #snapchatdown”.
While another posted: “Why won’t snap let me send snaps but it will let me send messages. it’s not just me it’s happening to all my friends. #snapchat”
And one added: “I think my Snapchat is broken I can’t put anything on my private story”.
Other Snapchat users have been left worried whether the latest server disruption will lead them to lose their streaks.
One tweeted: “If I lose this 4 1/2 year long streak cuz snapchat. “Brinkwire Summary News”.