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Is Snapchat shutting down in 2017? Rumours of closure addressed

Is Snapchat shutting down on November 14?
Snapchat is not closing down this year (Picture: Getty)

Snapchat has been forced to deny rumours that the service will be closing down on November 14.

A false story started spreading that the app would cease to exist as a result of copyright and legal issues with other companies.

The rumours won’t have been helped, however, by a huge Snapchat outage last night. They tweeted in the early hours of this morning: ‘We’re not shutting down. #fakenews’

The story said: ‘The CEO Evan Spiegel of the very popular app Snapchat has released that Snapchat will be removed from all app stores by November 14,2017.

‘According to Fox News Media Evan has decided to make this decision due to copyright and legal issues with Facebook, Instagram, and Musical.ly.

‘By the date November 14,2017 all Snapchat apps with be removed from all devices and all app stores.

Is Snapchat shutting down on November 14?

‘DISCLAIMER all data and media associated with the app will also be deleted within the app.’

Despite people being told that they had been ‘owned’ and ‘pranked’ many people shared it believing the headline to be true.

Here is what happens when you click on the website, a prank news generator.

And here are the clues that it is fake.

This guy’s face appears to the top left of the article.

Is Snapchat shutting down on November 14?

And this message appears on the top right.  Is Snapchat shutting down on November 14?


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