Social media users have reported login issues with Snapchat on Tuesday morning.

Reports first began to rise for Snapchat on Down Detector, a service for reporting website outages, around 10.31am.

The issue spiked around 11am with almost 400 reports sent to Down Detector.

Reported issues include login and connection issues as well as difficulties accessing and using the app itself.

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Is Snapchat down?

As reports about a potential outage continue to rise, Snapchat is asking those affected to send a direct message to the official Twitter account @snapchat support.

Replying to one affected user, a spokesperson for Snapchat said: "Hey. Let's see how we can help. Send us a DM with some details on what’s happening and we'll take it from there."

One Snapchat user said: "My premium Snapchat is not logging in."

Snapchat, a popular app used by thousands of people across the globe, is used for sending pictures and messages with a short time limit on viewing. 

Another said: "Unable to log in to Snapchat. Repeated error message “Please verify your connection and try again” @snapchatsupport #snapchat."

One user posted on Twitter: "I got locked out of my Snapchat for NO reason??? help me get back in."