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Snapchat down: Engineers fixing the problem after photo messaging app fails


Snapchat engineers are working out hard to fix a problem which has caused the photo-messaging service go down for several users in the UK and around the world. 

This app enables users to chat with images and videos that vanish after a short span of time, and has globally more than 100 million everyday users. The company says more than six billion videos users are being watched a day on the app. 

However no official reason for the facility outage has yet been definite, website Down Detector, which ways practical glitches with sites, reports issues seem to hub around being unable to sign in, and the app’s capability to reload. 

The company said in a tweet from the official Snapchat care account: “Some Snapchatters are currently suffering loading issues. Our team is alert of the problem and operational on a fix now.”

The service has not offered any further comment on the problem. 

In 2013, a three billion US dollar bid (£2bn) from Facebook to buy out the company was rejected by founder Evan Spiegel. Since last year Snapchat has initiated to support video and other content from media partners as well as adverts, and as a result the service is now said to be valued at up to 19 billion US dollars (£12.6bn).

The current service matter is the largest disturbance to the service since the username, passwords and images of millions of users were posted online in 2014 after a third-party app that could be used to save Snapchat content was hacked.

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