Players of Candy Crush appear to be having issues with the popular app.

The smartphone game, which can be played on both Apple and Android devices, appears to crash and not reload after users update to the latest version.

Website outage checker, Down detector, is showing hundreds of issues across the US, UK and Europe.

And Twitter is also full of users complaining of issues after they update the app.

One user has posted a message on social media saying: "So candy crush just updated and now it just crashes every time I open it."

And other fans appear to having similar issues with another player adding: "Candy crush won't open since doing update."
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Candy crush isn't working 😢😢 I refuse to start from level 1
10:05 AM - 11 Jan 2017
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The problems appear to have started at around 3pm yesterday and it's still unclear what's causing the issues for gamers.

Candy Crush was originally released by King on April 12, 2012 and latest figures show the game has over 300 million users.

The popular mobile game, which can also be played via Facebook, makes its owners around 4,900 per hour.

Express.co.uk has contacted King to find out what's causing the current issues and we'll update this article when we find out more.