Snapchat is back up after issues took it down for some users for three hours

Snapchat has fixed the issues that lagged the photo messaging app on Thursday afternoon.

The trouble began around 5:30 ET as people started reporting that they couldn’t send photos or load stories.

Three hours later, the company announced on Twitter it was back up and running. The company declined to comment on the cause of the outage.

According to Down Detector, which tracks website and app outages, most of the people hit are on the west and east coasts, along with Europe. 

During the outage, Snapchat users could barely control their frustration, and many blamed the massive changes to its chat feature that the company had announced days earlier.



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