Oh, Snap! If there’s a lack of ball drops and confetti in your Snapchat feed this morning that’s because the social media app experienced a huge outage in the midst of NYE 2017!
Many Snapchat users attempted to capture the moment properly with a quick photo or video, but were unable to post through the app. As the world counted down from 10, Snapchat chose pretty much the worst day of the year to stop working.
Scotty here brings up a good point — if there was a Snapchat outage, did NYE even happen?
If there was a Snapchat outage for New Year's Eve, are we certain that New Year's Eve actually happened? #SnapchatDown
— Scotty Cox (@myunclescotty) January 1, 2018
The answer is yes — for many other users Snapchat was working just fine. Phew!
All these people on Snapchat are doing a great job of counting down from 10.. I’m really proud of them..
— Macy Melvin (@mbmelvin15) January 1, 2018
Others were just too turnt to use Snapchat properly…
I was scrolling through snapchat with my phone upside down so that’s how my night is going.
— Danielle Taylor (@danielleni_cole) January 1, 2018
Some made a New Year’s Resolution about Snapchat usage. Or, at least considered it.
Maybe a New Years resolution should be to cut down on Snapchat story content but I just feel like it’s unachievable at this stage in my life
— . (@gchloex) January 1, 2018
Other popular apps like Kik and Whatsapp also experienced outages overnight for differing lengths of time.
The upside to all this? Many people were forced to live in the moment. We should all try more of this in 2018!