It's not just you, Snapchat is down right now [Update]

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What you need to know

  • A lot of Snapchat users are currently reporting issues with the app.
  • It is currently unknown when the issue will be fixed.

Update, July 30 (4:30 am ET): Snapchat has confirmed the issue has been resolved.

Update, July 29 (6:55 pm ET): Snapchat Support has acknowledged there is a login issue with the service and is working on a fix.

If you are having issues with Snapchat right now, you can relax. You definitely are not alone.

According to Down Detector, over 70,000 Snapchat users have already reported an outage with the app in the evening of Thursday, July 29 (as of the writing of this article).

It's currently unclear if all users are experiencing the same or potentially different issues accessing or using the app. It is also unclear exactly what the issue is that is affecting so many people right now. Snapchat has also not acknowledged or provided information about a fix for the problem.

If you want to stay on top of things, keep an eye on the Snapchat Support account on Twitter as the company is normally pretty good about communicating a known issue as well as when it is fixed.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this article once a fix is in place as well.

Update, July 29 (6:55 pm ET) — Snapchat Support has acknowledged there is a login issue with the service and is working on a fix.

The Snapchat Support Twitter account has posted an update acknowledging the login issue and says that a fix is on the way. The company did not specify exactly when the issue will be resolved.

It appears that the issue is not related to just Snapchat. Users on DownDetector are reporting issues with a number of services including the App Store, Apple Store, Twitter, and Instagram.

Update, July 30 (4:30 am ET) — Snapchat has fixed the issue, but you might have to update your app.

Snapchat has confirmed via Twitter that it has resolved the issue affecting its app, but that you might have to manually update your app in order to fix the issue:

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.