Snapchat not working for tens of thousands around the world

Snapchat not working for tens of thousands around the world
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Popular social media app Snapchat was down on Wednesday in an apparent widespread outage, with many users facing issues sending and receiving messages. 

According to monitoring site DownDetector, almost 40,000 users reported outages on Snapchat, with the reports peaking at 8:48 a.m. ET. 

Snapchat users took to Twitter to complain about problems with the app, including trouble sending pictures.

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The photo-sharing app tweeted that it was aware of the issue and users should “hang tight” while they deal with the problem. 

However, the company did not elaborate further on the cause of the outages. 

Snapchat's user issues come a week after Facebook, Instagram and other related apps were offline for several hours.

Facebook workers were reportedly unable to use email, internal communication tools or conduct business.