Snapchat users experienced a brief outage, experiencing difficulties sending messages and snaps to their friends. The glitch occurred just days after the Groww app faced similar issues. The disruption lasted only a few hours, with the app reportedly back in working order by 1:40 pm. Reports from the outage-detecting platform ‘Downdetector’ indicated that a significant portion of Snapchat’s user base, estimated at around 80 per cent, encountered problems with the application during the outage.

Snapchat Outage Causes Disruption Across User Base

Approximately 15 per cent of users encountered issues with uploading content, while 4 per cent reported problems accessing the website. In response to the outage, various platforms were utilized by social media users to share their thoughts, memes, and trolls, mocking the platform’s technical difficulties.

One humorous speculation circulated, suggesting,

“Yesterday, Snapchat fired many of their employees. Today, Snapchat is down. The reason behind that could be a fired employee pushed the wrong code into production.”

Social Media Users Mock Snapchat Platform with Memes and Trolls

Users actively mock the platform on other social media platforms by posting memes, thoughts, and trolls.

Snap Announces Plans for Layoffs

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is implementing changes. They intend to lay off approximately 10 per cent of their employees, totalling roughly 500 jobs. The goal is to enhance functionality and foster greater teamwork. The company aims to streamline management layers and promote in-person collaboration.

Snap states that these adjustments will enable them to prioritize essential aspects and prepare for future expansion. They will adhere to local regulations and engage in discussions with employees throughout the process. It’s akin to restructuring to optimize efficiency.

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