There's A Rumour That Snapchat Is Shutting Down Before The End Of 2017

8 November 2017, 13:02

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

A news story has been circulating over the last few weeks that the social media site and app will close on November 14th.

Everyday calm down - despite what you may have read, Snapchat will not be shutting down next week!

Earlier this month a news article from website Channel45news.com went viral, spreading the story that Snapchat's demise was imminent, even including a statement from the company's CEO:

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

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The heavy spread of the piece on Facebook, combined with the recent Snapchat outage that left many users unable to access the app, has fueled the rumours that it is about to come crashing down:

 

 

 

Don't worry, it's all nonsense.

Not only is Channel45news a self-proclaimed "prank news publisher" but the official support Twitter account has now also confirmed that they are remaining open.

 

Your filter-based fun is safe.

So there you go Snapchat fans - you can breathe easy once again.