Services like Etsy, Google Cloud and Pokemon Go were also disrupted, tracking websites show.
Popular music streaming service Spotify and social media app Snapchat were down for users but went back to working half an hour after problems first surfaced.
"We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted", Spotify, a Swedish-based music platform, said on Tuesday.
Users reported issues with the 'search' function on Snapchat.
Snapchat said: "Many Snapchatters are having trouble using the app. Hang tight, we're working on a fix. In the meantime, we recommend staying logged in."
The social media app later said the issue was resolved.
The issue has been resolved 🎉 If you're still having trouble, please let us know!— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) November 16, 2021
Services from Etsy to Pokemon Go, Google Cloud to Fitbit all seemed to be affected, tracking website Down Detector showed.
The issue is likely related to a problem in the underlying infrastructure of the sites, as the outage on various services began at the same time, the Independent reported on Tuesday.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp stopped functioning in October after a traffic routing problem that made the sites unreachable by users.