Snapchat outage prevents 125,000 users worldwide from checking or sending messages for hours

A Snapchat outage leaves 125,000 users worldwide unable to check or send messages for hours as the company begs, “Hold on!”

  • Snapchatters worldwide complained about technical problems on Thursday evening
  • They reported that the app crashed every time they open it
  • Snapchat said it was aware of the issue and working to fix it
  • Users voiced their woes on Twitter with posts like, “I don’t know how to deal with the fact that it’s been the longest I’ve been without Snapchat”

More than 125,000 Snapchat users worldwide complained about technical issues with the social media platform on Thursday night.

Users have reported that the app crashes every time they try to open it.

Snapchat acknowledged the issue and said it is working on a fix.

“We are aware of an issue that prevents some Snapchatters from logging in. Hold on, we’re investigating and working on a solution!’ the company’s support staff tweeted just before 7 p.m. EST.

The sweeping power cuts still seemed to be going on at 10:30 p.m.

More than 125,000 Snapchat users are experiencing problems with the social media platform on Thursday evening. Snapchat is aware of the issue and is actively working on a fix

The outage appears to affect users around the world, but Downdetector's outage and reported issues map (above) shows a large number of complaints from users in the US

The outage appears to affect users around the world, but Downdetector’s outage and reported issues map (above) shows a large number of complaints from users in the US

At 9 p.m., nearly 20,000 users were still having problems opening the app, according to Down detector.

The outage appeared to affect users around the world, but Downdetector’s live outage and reported problems card shows a large number of complaints from users in the eastern United States.

Many Snapchatters took to Twitter to express their concerns about the outage.

‘I don’t know how to deal with the fact that this has been the longest time I’ve had without being able to use Snapchat’ user @ ursulaa01 wrote.

‘SNAPCHAT FIX UR APP OR WE HAVE PROBLEMS,’ @szasgurl tweeted.

“Didn’t know people were still actively using Snapchat omg,” wrote @itskeyon.

‘The new Snapchat update is so cool #snapdown’, user @ AbrielS2 mocked and posted a video of the app’s failed attempt to load on her iPhone.

Social media users have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns over the Snapchat outage

Social media users have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns over the Snapchat outage

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