Snapchat experiencing global outage

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

What you need to know

  • Snapchat is down right now.
  • Spikes on Downdetector indicate a major outage.
  • It's unclear what the issue is.

Major spikes on Downdetector and iMore's Snapchat login errors page indicate the service is experiencing an outage right now.

Downdetector in both the UK and the U.S. indicate a very large spike in reported problems with the popular platform this morning, with issues split between login issues, connection, and the app itself.

Snapchat has not yet acknowledged the outage or given any update as to what might be happening, or when the problem might be resolved. Outages on Downdetector are also being reported in Canada, Australia, and in Europe, suggesting this is a global issue.

Snapchat is one of the best iPhone apps for communication especially between young people. Recently the company announced that it had overcome changes to privacy made by Apple in iOS 14 earlier than expected, causing the company's shares to rocket some 52 percent.

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Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9