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Is Snapchat down? People can't log into the popular social network

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

What you need to know

  • Snapchat appears to be suffering from an outage currently.
  • Users report that they are unable to log into the social network.

Snapchat appears to be suffering from an outage with people reporting that they are unable to sign into the popular social network.

Downdetector, a website that monitors the health of various services and websites, reports that people began to report issues not too long ago, with people noting that Snapchat continues to log them out no matter how many times they try to log back in.

Snapchat Outage Downdetector Screenshot

Snapchat Outage Downdetector Screenshot (Image credit: Downdetector)

While largely stable, Snapchat has had its fair share of outages over the years and it normally manages to get things back up and running pretty quickly. Hopefully we can expect a similar situation this time around, too.

At the time of writing the Snapchat Support Twitter account hasn't acknowledged that there are issues, although that will surely change. Users, however, have been much more quick to point out that things are misbehaving.

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Snapchat has long been one of the best iPhone apps for sharing disappearing images and short videos, despite ongoing competition from the likes of Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. It does, however, seem to experience more technical difficulties than the others — something to perhaps bear in mind when deciding where to put your content.

While Snapchat does appear to be the worst affected, other services like ProtonMail and Codeacademy have also displayed smaller issues via the Downdetector service.

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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.