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Snapchat goes down leaving thousands unable to send or receive pictures

London, UK - August 02, 2018: The buttons of Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Youtube on the screen of an iPhone.

Users of the app say it has been down since 5.26pm

Snapchat appears to have gone down for users across the world.

A ‘could not refresh’ error is popping up, with thousands unable to see their feed.

Users of the app say it has been down since 5.26pm, according to Downdetector, which keeps track of online outages.

The outage has affected not only users in the UK, but also Northern Europe and the East Coast of the US.

Snapchat has posted on Twitter: ‘We’re aware some Snapchatters are having trouble using the app.

‘Hang tight – we are looking into it.’

Snapchat is a popular app that’s harnessed by millions on Android and iPhone.

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