What you need to know
- Snapchat appeared to be down for many users across North America.
- The outage likely stemmed from AWS, which powers many of the platforms that went down.
- Several other services were reportedly down, including Zoom, Amazon Alexa, and more.
Snapchat and several other platforms were reportedly down across North America, but the problem appears largely resolved.
Many Snapchat users were reportedly unable to sign in or kept getting logged out of the app. The problem appeared to stem from Amazon Web Services (AWS), which also suffered from increasing outages and also powers many of the affected platforms.
The official Zoom status page indicates that the platform experienced degraded performance in meetings and video webinars. The company states that it has identified a network problem and has resolved any problems with video calls.
Meanwhile, the official AWS status page indicates that the service had experienced some sign-in problems, which may have affected the other sites. The network appears to be back in tip-top shape:
The outage comes just a day after a Fastly outage took down many popular websites, including Amazon, CNN, Reddit, Spotify, and more.
Meanwhile, Snapchat and other affected services also appear to be back in working order, although this may serve as a lesson about how fickle cloud services can be.
Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.
Oh no, how will people manage? At least there is still SMS.
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