OpenAI’s language model-based chatbot, ChatGPT, was down on Wednesday, 13 September 2023, and we have the latest updates on the platform’s outage report.
UPDATE: Shortly after this article was updated, a test prompt on ChatGPT returned a successful response. While it appears normal operations have returned on the platform, users are advised to expect issues.
ChatGPT is down: Here are the latest updates on Wednesday, 13 September 2023
An attempt to load the platform via a web browser loaded an error with the following message for logged-in users:
“We’re experiencing exceptionally high demand. Please hang tight as we work on scaling our systems.”
Users not signed into ChatGPT were served a landing page noting that the language model-based chatbot was “at capacity right now,” and, as a sweet touch for the inconvenience, random prompts such as, “write a poem about the status of ChatGPT,” popped up below an anchor text encouraging users to trade in their email addresses to “get notified when ChatGPT is back.”
When this article was published, OpenAI had not issued a public statement with details about the outage.
However, according to tracking from Down Detector, users first alerted the platform about ChatGPT being down at approximately 14:00 on Wednesday, 13 September 2023.
It seems, for the most part, users experienced issues with not only accessing the platform but also enjoying its prompt-based features.
Our writers attempted to access the app at the time this article was published and it still reported the same issues.
This is a developing story.
Here are some of the social media reactions from frustrated users we picked out:
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ChatGPT is always down when I'm about to study 🙄— Paddy 🧊 (@pdy_3) September 13, 2023
With ChatGPT being down absolutely all the time these days, at least I don't have to wait for more than a week for support… pic.twitter.com/rcMoJUSDRA— Stian Frost (@StianFrost) September 13, 2023
ChatGPT goes down so often – even after asking for $$$ for a premium version.— TheGeekyAsian (@TheGeekyAsian) September 13, 2023
Why so fragile?