Snapchat, the disappearing photo-sharing app that took 2013 by storm, went down today for more than 30 minutes.
According to reports on Twitter, the service is sending snaps, but not delivering them to the end recipient.
Down Detector, a site that shows app performance reports, shows a huge spike in service issue reports since approximately 1pm ET.
We’ve tested service performance of the app internally at TechCrunch, and none of our snaps seem to be going through.
TechCrunch has reached out directly to Snapchat for comment, but we haven’t yet received a response. We’ll update the post as soon as we know more.
EVERYONE! SNAPCHAT IS DOWN!! THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!
— Zachary Bean (@zachbean10) January 28, 2014
@Snapchat any idea when service will come back up? Down in Canada at least
— Keith Fitzpatrick (@fitzpatrick1981) January 28, 2014
@Snapchat haven’t been able to send anything … are you down?
— Edie Uyesugi (@EMU8o8) January 28, 2014
Update: 1:47pm ET Because life just happens that way, Snapchat seems to be working again.