Snapchat appears to have become the latest social media platform to experience technical hitches. Users have reported errors with the app this afternoon around the send function. The app follows in the footsteps of other influential platforms under the Facebook umbrella that reported widespread issues last week.
Is Snapchat down?
Snapchat users have taken to their other social media accounts to comment on trouble sending pictures.
Taking to Twitter, user @vibes questioned whether the app’s servers are down.
They said: “Is anyone else’s snapchat down?? Snaps aren’t sending.”
As frustrated users complained via Twitter, several thousand others flocked to site status page Down Detector.
The page, which monitors errors on websites using user reports, has taken on tens of thousands over the last half an hour.
As of 12.30pm, 14,112 people have noticed issues, with many reporting the same problems as their Twitter counterparts.
The most common errors are with the app as a whole, which makes up 54 percent of reports posted today.
Another 24 percent of reports have centred on “posting” and the remaining 22 percent indicate issues with the servers.
Posting in the comments, a user named Kayleigh said she was getting a message from the app asking her to “check your connection” and couldn’t log in.
And another user, Mollie, said: “Literally I can’t log back in.”
A commenter named sam said: “I was able to log in but now all bitmojis r gone and can only send normal messages no pictures or videos.”