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How to check if ChatGPT is down right now?

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ChatGPT, a chatbot by OpenAI, is making headlines almost daily. The chatbot generates original responses to your queries in the most human way possible. But like everything digital, it is not without its fair share of woes.

In this article, we talk about how you can check whether ChatGPT is down or not.

Here are a four ways to check if ChatGPT servers are working fine.


Check OpenAI website

It would be best if you started by first checking OpenAI’s website. On the website, they have listed a day-to-day incident history of the servers.

Here, you will get a real-time analysis of the servers. The red line shows a significant outage with the servers.

Also read: Does ChatGPT save data?


Check with a third-party website

Various third-party websites can be used to gauge the status of ChatGPT. Downdetector is one such website. On this website, you will also see an outage map. With the outage map, you can get an idea of the geographical locations of the outages.

We checked Downdetector and found that currently, the website is running alright albeit with a few minor reports of disruptions.


Keep an eye on OpenAI’s social media

Usually, companies update on social media about any serious issues on their servers. It would be wise to check OpenAI’s Twitter handle occasionally.

Also read: How to fix ChatGPT internal server error?


Check ChatGPT availability in your country

This service is not available in countries like Russia, China, and Iran, among others. So, if you currently reside in any of these countries, you won’t be able to access ChatGPT.


Troubleshoot issues on your end

Sometimes, the issues can be on your side too. Here are some quick ways to check your internet connection:

  • Check the wires of the router and modem. Confirm that the cables are plugged into the right ports and are not damaged.
  • You can check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) in case of any internet outages.
  • Power cycle your router and modem to fix any internet issues. Disconnect the router and modem from the main socket and replug them after waiting a few minutes.
  • Update the firmware.

Also read: What to do if OpenAI’s API is not available in your country?


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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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