Snapchat is DOWN: Social media app crashes around the world, leaving users unable to send or receive photos
Snapchat has gone down worldwide with users complaining of being unable to send or receive photos.
다운 감지기에 따르면, the problems started at about 11:50 BST (06:50 과) and so far almost 14,000 complaints have been logged.
The US video-sharing app is working for some but others are having difficulty logging in and sending pictures.
Snapchat has acknowledged the problem, 트윗: ‘We’re aware that some Snapchatters are having issues using the app right now — hang tight, we’re looking into it!’
A number of users have taken to Twitter to share their frustration about the outage.
Snapchat appears to have gone down with users worldwide complaining of technical issues with the social media platform
Users have been complaining and the outage has been logged on the website Down Detector
This map shows some of the countries where issues are being reported by Snapchat users
하나는 썼다: ‘Everybody rushing to Twitter to see if Snapchat is down.’
다른 추가: ‘Snapchat down for anyone else?’
답으로, the Snapchat Support Twitter account tweeted: ‘Let’s see how we can help.
‘Send us a DM with some details on what’s happening and we’ll take it from there.’
MailOnline has approached Snapchat for a comment.
It comes just over a week after all Facebook-owned apps crashed for almost seven hours during a massive worldwide outage.
A number of Snapchat users have taken to Twitter to share their frustration about the outage
페이스 북, 인스 타 그램, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger went down on October 4 after a faulty update disconnected Facebook’s servers from the internet and brought all of its services to a halt.
The outage, which is estimated to have cost the company around $100million in lost revenue alone, meant engineers had to travel to its Santa Clara data centre to fix the glitch in-person.
But the repair was delayed because many staff are still working from home as a result of the Covid pandemic, according to one insider.
They said the glitch also brought down messaging services that remote-working staff use to communicate, so those who knew how to fix the servers couldn’t get that information to the teams inside the data centre.
In response to last week’s blackout, Instagram yesterday announced it was testing a new alert feature that will tell users when the app is down.
The social media network said the alert will appear as a notification in users’ Activity Feed when ‘people are confused and looking for answers’ because of an outage or technical issues.
Why DID Facebook, 인스 타 그램, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger go down last week?
페이스 북, Instagram and WhatsApp were all brought down for almost seven hours last week in a massive global outage.
Problems began at around 16:45 BST (11:45 과) 10 월 4, leaving users unable to access the three platforms, as well as Facebook Messenger and Oculus, for the rest of the evening.
페이스 북, which owns all the services, blamed the outage on a bungled server update and said there was ‘no malicious activity’ behind it.
The US tech giant said the problem was caused by a faulty update that was sent to its core servers, which effectively disconnected them from the internet.
But what exactly went wrong and why did it take more almost seven hours to fix? Here is MailOnline’s breakdown of the issue…
페이스 북, Instagram and WhatsApp were all brought down for almost seven hours last week in a massive global outage. The US tech giant said the problem was caused by a faulty update, which effectively disconnected its services from the internet (사진)
Why did Facebook go offline?
Facebook issued a statement saying the cause of the problem was a configuration change to the company’s ‘backbone routers’, which coordinate network traffic between the tech giant’s data centres.
‘This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt,’ 성명은 말했다.
Web security firm CloudFlare offered more details about what happened, revealing that Facebook had effectively vanished from the internet.
The social media company made a series of updates to its border gateway protocol (BGP), CloudFlare’s chief technology officer John Graham-Cunningham said, causing it to ‘disappear’.
The BGP allows for the exchange of routing information on the internet and takes people to the websites they want to access.
It is essentially the roadmap that transports you to the location of each website – known as the Domain Name System (DNS) – or its IP address.
As a consequence of the BGP problems, it meant DNS resolvers all over the world stopped resolving their domain names.
Why were Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger also down?
It wasn’t just Facebook that went offline – its associated services Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were affected, 너무. Some people also reported issues with Facebook’s virtual reality headset platform, Oculus.
This is because the tech giant has a centralised, single back end for all of its products.
Downdetector, which tracks outages, said it was the biggest failure it has ever seen, 와 10.6 million problem reports around the world. 사진, the issues starting at 16:44 BST (11:44 과) 10 월 4
Facebook runs its own systems through the same servers, meaning everything needed to fix the problem – from digital engineering tools to messaging services, even key-fob door locks – was also taken offline.
Matthew Hodgson, co-founder and CEO of Element and Technical Co-founder of Matrix, said the outage illustrated the advantage of having a ‘more reliable’ decentralised system that doesn’t put ‘all the eggs in one basket’.
‘There’s no single point of failure so they can withstand significant disruption and still keep people and businesses communicating,’ 그는 덧붙였다.
How many people were affected?
Downdetector, which tracks outages, said it was the biggest failure it has ever seen, 와 10.6 million problem reports around the world.
전체적으로, Facebook has 2.9 billion monthly active users.
Users around the world reported problems with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Downdetector
The issues started at 16:44 BST (11:44 과), with nearly 80,000 reports for WhatsApp and more than 50,000 for Facebook, according to DownDetector.
From around 22:30 BST (17:30 과), some users were reporting that they were able to access the four platforms once again. 하나, Facebook did not work again for many people until at least an hour after that.
WhatsApp said it was back up at running ‘at 100 퍼센트’ as of 3:30 BST on Tuesday morning (22:30 ET Monday).
Why did it take so long to resolve the problem?
When Facebook’s platforms went offline, engineers rushed to the company’s data centres to reset the servers manually, only to find they couldn’t get inside.
뉴욕 타임즈’ technology reporter Sheera Frenkel told BBC’s Today programme this was part of the reason it took so long to fix the issue.
‘The people trying to figure out what this problem was couldn’t even physically get into the building’ to work out what had gone wrong, 그녀가 말했다.
설상가상으로, one insider claimed the outage was further exacerbated because large numbers of staff are still working from home in the wake of Covid, meaning it took longer for them to get to the data centres.