Reports have been coming in from many places that Snapchat servers have not been operating properly this afternoon, with a widespread service outage affecting a lot of people.

The photo-messaging app has left many users unable to send messages or even log in to their accounts. Snapchat tweeted the following response to the situation at 4:39 pm ET:

We’re aware of the issue and working on a fix.

Despite the outage, Snapchat fans are still able to view any already-posted stories from other people and publishers like BuzzFeed.

Some people are concerned about potentially losing Snapstreaks—numbered emoji shown in the app that signify how many consecutive days two users have messaged each other.

Another tweet acknowledged that “some Snapchatters” were having trouble with the app. The company is looking into the issue and has warned users not to try and log out of their account.

We’ll be making sure to update this post as the situation progresses.

Is Snapchat down for you, too?

Tell us in the comments!

UPDATE: Snapchat appears to be back up and running for most users. Let us know if you are still having issues by writing in the comments below!

  • techfreak23

    Didn’t notice anything today but there was an outage of Slack today. I wonder if it’s related to some sort of AWS outage or something… ?

  • Steve Harold

    Lost both my streaks. Put in a claim to Snapchat and they haven’t fixed it yet.

    • Fanboy 

      I’m sorry but this is sad lol. You feel some sort of accomplishment for having this daily “streak” going? Lol.