Snapchat appears to have gone down with users worldwide complaining of being unable to send or receive photos.
According to Down Detector, the problems started at about 11:50 BST (06:50 ET) and so far more than 12,000 complaints have been logged.
MailOnline has approached Snapchat for a comment.
A number of Snapchat 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
One wrote: ‘Everybody rushing to Twitter to see if Snapchat is down.’
Another added: ‘Snapchat down for anyone else?’
In response, 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.’
A number of Snapchat users have taken to Twitter to share their frustration about the outage
It comes just over a week after all Facebook-owned apps crashed for almost seven hours during a massive worldwide outage.
Facebook, Instagram, 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.
In response, 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.
More to follow