Snapchat is down for some users

Popular short picture messaging service Snapchat is unavailable for many users.

When sending a picture, the service recognises a send command but is unavailable to send. On further investigation, error reports show that the server has denied a connection.

The official Snapchat Twitter account has not yet acknowledged the issue, its last tweet being over 5 hours ago and unrelated.

Snapchat, whilst wildly popular, has received much negative acclaim, offering an easy way for teenagers, many of which are underage, to send explicit images without a trace. Whilst the app does notify a sender when a recipient takes a screenshot on their mobile device, at present there is no way for the sender to stop that occurring.

Images sent are reportedly deleted from Snapchat’s servers almost immediately after viewing.

Updates will follow.

Ben Buffone

I'm a web designer, journalist and student in my last year of A-Levels. Joined Geekily in February 2013.

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