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After Facebook-owned apps, Snapchat suffers global outage

After Facebook-owned apps, Snapchat suffers global outage

New Delhi: After a massive outage left the entire family of Facebook apps down for several hours earlier this month, the popular social media app Snapchat went down globally on Wednesday evening.

Several users who were unable to post story updates or send messages took to Twitter to report their issues.

Snap, which is the parent company of Snapchat, tweeted: "We're aware that some Snapchatters are having issues using the app right now - hang tight, we're looking into it!"

Down Detector, which is an app outage tracking website, reported the problems with Snapchat.The issue is yet to be fixed.

While 41 per cent has trouble with the app, 27 per cent of those affected were facing trouble with sharing photos and videos.

Earlier, a report by Artificial Intelligence innovation start-up Bobble AI said that usage of Google Maps went up by a whopping 125 times, when Facebook and its owned applications such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger faced a global outage earlier this month, according to a new report released on Wednesday.

The report showed that Indians chose to go back to the traditional ways of communication to connect their family and friends by going out to meet them in person or connecting them through phone calls and SMS.

The outage also moved traffic to other social media applications and websites like Signal and Twitter that saw a surge in users by 140 times and seven times respectively.

On Tuesday, users of Google's free email service Gmail experienced an outage globally in some parts of India which was later fixed. Earlier, on October 4, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger were unavailable to roughly 3.5 billion users in the world for six hours.

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