Google Cloud leads major outage as Snapchat and Spotify down

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Thousands of fans were in a meltdown over an outage across major websites and apps.

Snapchat and Spotify were down for some time - thought to be a result of a Google Cloud outage.

Many people rushed to report their problems with DownDetector on Tuesday while others vented on social media they could use.

Google Cloud Status Dashboard said the networking service was facing an outage and shared an official statement on the problem.

Their Twitter statement read: “We are aware of an issue with Google Cloud Platform. See our status dashboard for details.”

Nearly 60,000 Snapchat users said they were having problems while more than 16,000 people were unable to use streaming service Spotify for some time on Tuesday evening.

Spotify said: “We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted.”

They later added: “Everything’s looking much better now! Give @SpotifyCares a shout if you still need help.”

Snapchat wrote: “Many Snapchatters are having trouble using the app. Hang tight, we’re working on a fix In the meantime, we recommend staying logged in.”

Later they added: “The issue has been resolved If you’re still having trouble, please let us know!”

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