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Is Snapchat down? Log-in errors are affecting the social network right now.

Apple iPhone with Snapchat
Apple iPhone with Snapchat (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • People are reporting log-in errors when trying to use Snapchat.
  • It isn't clear how long the issue will persist for.

Update, October 13 (07:50 am ET): Snapchat says it is aware of the outage and that its teams are "looking into it."

That's right, Snapchat is now very much down with people reporting various log-in errors when trying to access the photo and video-sharing social network.

Upon my testing I was shown a log-in page despite having previously been signed in. Attempts to re-authenticate failed with an error suggesting I should check my connection before trying again.

DownDetector reports that the issues began a few minutes ago.

Snapchat Downdetector Screenshot

Snapchat Downdetector Screenshot (Image credit: DownDetector)

If you're having issues logging in right now, rest easy — it isn't just affecting you or your account and we have to assume that the folks at Snap are very aware of the problem. Hopefully a fix is just around the corner.

We'll update this post as and when things change! Snapchat is often considered to be one of the best iPhone apps for sharing your thoughts in video form — but probably not so much right now!

While fixing Snapchat login errors can often be as simple as re-installing the app, that seems unlikely to fix things in this instance. Best to just sit back and wait for now.

Update, October 13 (07:50 am ET) — Snapchat knows!

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.