Widespread outages on Snapchat have sent users into a panic, with more than 100,000 glitches reported in the space of a few hours as distraught netizens flocked to other platforms to vent their frustration.
A flurry of problems were reported on the site on Thursday, with outage tracker Downdetector showing nearly 130,000 complaints at their peak. Snapchat’s support team assured users that it was “aware of an issue preventing some Snapchatters from logging in,” requesting that they “hang tight” as it worked on a solution.
We’re aware of an issue preventing some Snapchatters from logging in. Hang tight, we are looking into it and working on a fix!
Patience was apparently a big ask for many, however, as hordes of Snapchat users fled to Twitter to gripe about the errors, one sharing a clip of the app repeatedly crashing.“Hurry up, I was arguing with someone,” one urged the site’s support crew.
me trying to open up to someone: pic.twitter.com/6pVybP0cah
Seemingly giving up after an eternity of “a couple hours,” other netizens simply declared Snapchat “gone” for good, one requesting a “moment of silence” for the app.
Rip snapchat, you watched most of us grow up and go through school, go through fights, see drunken nights. You will be truly missed 💔🪦 #snapchatdown#RIPSNAPCHATpic.twitter.com/6YUbadwf87
it’s been two hours snapchat come on pic.twitter.com/o2kk0XqBiB
#snapchat#snapchatdown Well, it’s been been a couple of hours now. pic.twitter.com/2PoxRDnVvT
the worker at snapchat trying to figure out what he unplugged: pic.twitter.com/eFOWmQmnf6
Thursday’s bugs follow major issues on the app late last month, which caused crashes on Apple devices though apparently spared those of Android users. Snapchat said the problem was fixed less than a day after the glitch arose and asked users to manually update the app.
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