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Snapchat Down as Users Unable to Refresh App

The company added four million new users in the first quarter of 2019, registering a revenue of $320 million — up 39 per cent (year-over-year)

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Snapchat in a Smartphone. IANS

Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.

Instead of showing the usual filters and lenses or the ability to send messages, the app simply failed to load, The Independent reported on Sunday.

“Users report seeing a message telling them that the service isn’t working and that they should refresh the app. But refreshing does not seem to be working, and thousands of people have reported problems,” the report added.

Several users took to Twitter to share the problem.

“Is snapchat down for anybody else?” wrote one user.

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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

“I like how twitter is the first thing i open when this happens #snapchatdown,” another user tweeted.

Snapchat responded to some complaints on Twitter, saying they were “looking into the issue”.

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The company added four million new users in the first quarter of 2019, registering a revenue of $320 million — up 39 per cent (year-over-year).

Snapchat’s daily active users (DAUs) were 190 million — up two per cent from 186 million in the previous quarter but down from 191 million in Q1 2018. (IANS)

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Snapchat Working on Integrating Support for Events into its Services

However, it remains unclear if the feature could be used to make public events or if it would only support private events between users and their immediate Snapchat friends

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Snapchat is reportedly planning to launch more
Snapchat in a Smartphone. IANS

Competing with a similiar functionality available on Facebook, photo-messaging app Snapchat is working on integrating support for events into its services.

The unannounced feature was spotted in Snapchat’s code by famed reverse engineer James Manchun Wong on Friday.

“Snapchat is building event invites. Swipe up on an invite to join a group chat for the event,” Wong tweeted.

It’s currently unclear exactly how Snapchat’s event feature would work – if it’s ever released – but a screenshot posted by Wong displays the look of its interface.

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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

“When you create an event, you can assign it a time and a place. Swiping up on an invite allows recipients to join a group chat for the event,” the report explained.

The feature allows a user to assign events to specific locations, so it seems plausible that they will integrate with the photo-messaging app’s Snap Map.

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However, it remains unclear if the feature could be used to make public events or if it would only support private events between users and their immediate Snapchat friends. (IANS)