UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. EST -- Snapchat has acknowledged the problem and provided the following statement to IBT: "We are experiencing an issue that is preventing some Snapchatters from posting and viewing Snaps and Stories. We are working hard to solve this issue as quickly as possible and are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing our community and partners."

UPDATE: 4:30 a.m. EST -- Snapchat has finally acknowledged that some of its users are having a problem and it says it is working on a fix.


Original story:

Some users of Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, are reporting that they cannot access the service with users in North America, Europe and Australia facing problems.

According to the website Down Detector -- which monitors the status of multiple social media networks and websites -- reports of issues with Snapchat first began to roll in at 2:22 a.m. EST. A map depicting where the reports are coming from shows that the issue is not limited to a single geographical location. Snapchat's own status page says the system status is "normal," but users on Twitter have complained that the service is offline for them.

Among the issues being reported by users are an inability to login into the app on their smartphones and failure to send snaps with many users reporting that they get a message saying: "Oh No, Login Temporarily Failed." 

There is no indication of where the problem lies at the moment, but International Business Times has contacted Snapchat for more details. The messaging app currently has over 100 million daily active users.