Update 12/10/2021 at 3:59pm ET: It appears the issues plaguing Snapchat, Instagram and other online platforms have been resolved. Snapchat specifically tweeted the problem was fixed but didn’t elaborate on the cause.
Initial reporting indicated that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was at fault. However, an AWS spokesperson told MobileSyrup that AWS was “not having any problems.” The original story follows below.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is suffering from issues once again, leading to several popular online services going down or otherwise being unavailable.
This marks the second time this week that AWS has caused issues for online platforms. This time around, the outage has impacted Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and more.
We’re aware that some Snapchatters are having issues logging in the app right now – hang tight, we’re looking into it.
— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) December 10, 2021
9to5Mac notes that AWS is currently working on the problem and expects it to be resolved shortly.
If you find yourself having issues accessing online services, sending messages, or with other problems, there’s a good chance this is why.