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What is error in body stream in ChatGPT? Quick Fix

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ChatGPT has already amassed millions of users in a couple of months since its launch. This large user base has also caused problems as OpenAI’s servers struggle to keep up with the load. This has led to a number of different problems from connectivity issues to issues with the chatbot itself.

In this article, we’re talking about the “error in body stream in ChatGPT” issue, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.


What causes this error?

The error is relatively new and hasn’t been investigated much yet. While we don’t know the exact cause, some of the more popular factors contributing to the error are as follows:

  • High server load.
  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Complex queries. 

Also read: How to fix ChatGPT internal server error?


How to fix this?

Here are five fixes you can try out. 

Check internet connection

Now’s also a good time to check whether or not you have an active internet connection. If you’re on WiFi, make sure you’ve got an active link and that there are no signal issues. On cellular data, ensure that it’s enabled and that you’re getting good network coverage. 

Peripherals, Accessories and Networks: Wired vs Wireless

Restarting your router can help get rid of a bunch of seemingly random internet and connectivity issues that may be hindering your connection to OpenAI’s servers. 


Disable VPN

Another possible cause for the issue could be that you’re using a VPN. OpenAI services are geo-restricted due to a number of different policies applied in different countries, and using a VPN can cause problems with their functionality and availability causing the error.


Try a shorter or simpler prompt

One possible reason for this error is also that the prompt you entered requires too much computational power which might not be available at the time. Try using a shorter or easier prompt to see if that works or try again sometime later.


Check OpenAI’s server

Another thing you should do is check to see if OpenAI’s server are online. As mentioned before, server overcrowding can often lead to errors like this. You can head over to OpenAI’s server status page or use a third-party site like Downdetector. 


Clear your browser’s data

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Chrome to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and make sure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

Restart your browser and ChatGPT should start working as expected. 

Also read: How to fix ChatGPT network error on long responses?


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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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