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Google Apps, Snapchat Suffer Major Outage, Recover

The long-lasting outage boosted up encrypted instant messaging app Telegram’s user base by 3 million people overnight

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Snapchat in a Smartphone. IANS

Google apps like YouTube, Gmail and Nest along with photo-messaging app Snapchat and other web services suffered major outages across the US and some parts of Europe.

The root cause of the outage was traced back to issues with Google’s Cloud service that powers other apps along with the search engine giant’s own web services, The Verge reported on Sunday,

The company, whose Cloud solutions are used by other apps like Discord, Snapchat and Shopify, blamed that “high levels of network congestion in the eastern US”, for the issues.

“We will conduct a post mortem and make appropriate improvements to our systems to prevent this from happening it again. We sincerely apologise to those who were impacted by today’s (Sunday) issues,” the report quoted a Google spokesperson as saying.

The outage started at around 3 p.m. on Sunday and the company took over four hours to resolve it.

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

YouTube suffered an hour and a half long outage earlier this year.

In March, Facebook and its family of apps recorded the longest outage ever that lasted for 12 hours worldwide.

The social networking giant blamed on a server configuration change that kept over one billion users from logging into their accounts, sharing posts on its networks including Instagram.

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The Facebook outage also did not allow people to refresh any feeds or post new files using the social media giant’s family of apps.

The long-lasting outage boosted up encrypted instant messaging app Telegram’s user base by 3 million people overnight. (IANS)

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Users Clueless on Snapchat’s Global Outage

Snapchat's parent company Snap was yet to issue a statement on why this happened again or resolve the issue

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Snapchat in a Smartphone. IANS

Popular photo-messaging app Snapchat suffered a major outage on Monday, with users saying they were unable to send snaps to their friends and family members.

At least 15,000 people reported the outage on DownDetector.com, with issues largely affecting the US, Canada and Europe.

Netizens took to Twitter to react to the Snapchat issues, with an outpouring of memes.

“Me on my bed waiting for snapchat to start working again #snapchatdown,” a user wrote.

“Everyone coming to twitter to make sure it’s not just their snapchat that’s down #snapchatdown,” another user tweeted.

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An image of the Snapchat logo created with Post-it notes is seen in lower Manhattan, New York, May 18, 2016. VOA

Some, however, reported they could still send messages.

In May, users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that te popular photo-messaging app stopped working for them.

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Instead of showing the usual filters and lenses or the ability to send messages, Snapchat simply failed to load.

Snapchat’s parent company Snap was yet to issue a statement on why this happened again or resolve the issue. (IANS)