Snapchat down as mysterious bug prevents thousands from sending snaps to friends – The Irish Sun

SNAPCHAT has been plagued by a strange issue that prevents people from sending snaps to friends.

Fans have fled to Twitter to find out what’s happening, but so far there’s been no word from the popular messaging app.

People can access the app but can't send snaps


People can access the app but can’t send snaps

The topic is currently trending on Twitter, which suggests that the issue could be fairly widespread.

Anyone attempting to send a snap is apparently met with a red “sending failed” error message.

This includes everything from simple chat messages to photos and stories.

down detector noticed an increase in reports from users from around 6.30am BST on Friday.

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Some users thought it might be a problem with their device before checking Twitter.

“Has anyone a problem where you can’t send anything?” said a confused person.

Another commented, “So my Snapchat loads stories but doesn’t send snaps, makes perfect sense.”

Others fretted that they would lose their Snapstreak.

The streak is when users send a Snap — not a chat — back and forth to another person within a 24-hour window.

“Thanks to the snaps not being sent this morning (which is still not the case), I’ve lost my streaks with my boyfriend. Can you fix this please?” said an annoyed fan.

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The tech giant has yet to reveal what caused the problem.

Snapchat has around 332 million users connecting to the app on a daily basis.

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