Snapchat Is Down; The Latest In A Long Line Of Technology Outages
Snapchat users reported widespread disruptions Wednesday morning, the latest in a series of significant social media outages that began nine days ago with Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp going dark for six hours.
- Beginning at about 7 a.m., tens of thousands of users reported that Snapchat was down and they were unable to send or receive messages, according to Downdetector, a website dedicated to tracking outages.
- The outage lasted more than three hours, and the company’s official support account tweeted that the issue was resolved at 10:31 a.m.
- There is no reported cause for the interruption of service, and a Snapchat spokesperson wouldn’t comment on the cause, but told Forbes that “the issue has been resolved.”
- Snapchat tweeted Wednesday morning during the outage: “We’re aware that some Snapchatters are having issues using the app right now – hang tight, we’re looking into it!”
Last week, Snapchat competitor Facebook faced a huge outage, with Facebook and its Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger applications going black for six hours, costing Facebook an estimated $65 million in revenue. Snapchat usage increased by 23 percent during the Facebook outage, according to analytics firm Sensory Tower.