Snapchat offline: Ephemeral messaging app not working for some users
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Update: 4pm 9 December IST: Snapchat support team says the loading issues with the app are now fixed for most users. DownDetector website shows significant drop in the number of reports. 

Update: 5pm IST: Snapchat is experiencing loading troubles in India as well. Several users took to Twitter to confirm the outage and we are unable to send or receive snaps but the Discover channels seems to be working fine. Some users who tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, were unable to login due to server error.

Update: 4pm IST: Snapchat has confirmed that some of its users are experiencing loading problems and the team is working on a fix.

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If you are a Snapchat user and are unable to login or share snaps using the app, you are probably not alone. Several users from around the world are reporting issues with Snapchat, as they are unable to access the service.

Snapchat is yet to confirm the offline status of the prominent ephemeral messaging app but users experiencing the problems have shared their dismay on Twitter. According to DownDetector, a website that monitors the status of social media networks and other websites, Snapchat has been having issues since 5:37am EST on Tuesday.

According to International Business Times, reports of Snapchat issues started flowing in at 2:22 am EST from different parts of the world including North America, Europe and Australia.

The affected areas are shown in Snapchat outage map, which is updated in real time by DownDetector. Below is a screenshot of the outage map showing affected regions at the time of writing.

Snapchat offline: Ephemeral messaging app not working for some users
Snapchat offline: Ephemeral messaging app not working for some usersScreenshot / Down Detector

Affected users also took to Twitter and DownDetector website's comments section to report their troubles with Snapchat.

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