UPDATE ONE: The issues affecting Snapchat seems to have been swiftly resolved.
On Down Detector the reports of issues with the service have fallen from over 300 to just a handful.
ORIGINAL: Snapchat is down with the popular social networking not working for hundreds of users, according to independent website Down Detector.
Snapchat users in the UK, US and Europe have reported problems with sending snaps, receiving snaps, login issues and connection problems.
Independent website Down Detector has received reports of hundreds of Snapchat users experiencing issues this afternoon.
The issues reportedly began just after 1pm BST.
Downdetector.com recorded a peak of 301 Snapchat users experiencing issues with the service, while Down Detector UK registered reports from 242 users that it was down.
Snapchat users took to rival social networking site Twitter to report issues with the service.
One user tweeted: “Every time Snapchat goes down I swear everyone just rushes to twitter what I’m the hell is going on.”
While another added: “@Snapchat is Snap down or what? Mines isn’t working”.
And one wrote: “#snapchat filters and messaging is down”.