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WebChatGPT not working: Quick Fix 

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WebChatGPT is a popular extension that enhances the functionality of ChatGPT by providing web results, extracting webpage text, and offering prompt templates. However, users may encounter issues where the WebChatGPT extension fails to work as expected.

In this article, we will explore common reasons behind the WebChatGPT extension not working and provide quick fixes to address these issues.

Reasons for WebChatGPT extension not working

Here are a few common reasons for WebChatGPT not working on your device:

  • Parsing error: Sometimes, users may encounter a parsing error while using the WebChatGPT extension. This issue can occur due to various factors, including conflicts with other extensions, outdated extension versions, or compatibility issues with the browser.
  • Fetching error or failure to fetch the page: Another issue that users may face is a fetching error or failure to fetch the webpage associated with the WebChatGPT extension. This can happen due to incorrect URL input or a TypeError while fetching the webpage content.
  • Compatibility issues with browsers: The WebChatGPT extension may not be compatible with all browsers or specific browser versions. This incompatibility can lead to the extension not functioning correctly.
  • Unstable internet: If the internet is bad or slow, the WebChatGPT extension may not work.

Also read: How to use ChatGPT to write an essay?

Quick fixes for WebChatGPT not working issues

Let us not head to some quick fixes to resolve WebChatGPT not working problem so that you can go back to using the extension:

Check extension compatibility

Ensure that the WebChatGPT extension is compatible with your browser and its version. If you are using an outdated browser, consider updating it to the latest version.

Disable conflicting extensions

Conflicts between different browser extensions can cause issues with the WebChatGPT extension. Temporarily disable other extensions and check if the problem persists.

If the extension starts working after disabling conflicting extensions, you can enable them individually to identify the specific extension causing the conflict.

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Here are the steps to disable extensions on Google Chrome:

Step 1: Go to the three-dot button > More tools > Extensions.

Step 2: Either turn off the toggle or click on Remove to remove the extension altogether.

Verify the URL

Double-check the URL format if you encounter a fetching error or a failure to fetch the page error. Ensure that the URL is entered correctly and points to a valid webpage.

Clear cache and cookies

Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies can help resolve various extension-related issues. Go to your browser’s settings and clear the cache and cookies associated with the WebChatGPT extension.

Clear cache on Chrome

Here are the steps to clear the cache on Google Chrome:

Step 1: Open Chrome and click the three-dot button > More tools > Clear browsing data.

Step 2: Check on Browsing historyCookies and other site data and Cached images and files. Also, select the time range to All time. You can also select a particular time range, but we advise you to clear all your data. Next, click on Clear Data to finalise the process.

You can visit this article to find more direct methods of clearing the cache on Chrome.

Clear cache on Edge

Here are the steps to clear cache and cookies on Edge:

Step 1: In the Settings option, go to Privacy, search and services.

Step 2: Next, click on Choose what to clear.

Step 3: Tick all the options and then click on Clear Now.

Update the browser

Outdated browser versions may have compatibility issues with extensions. Updating your browser to the latest version can help resolve these compatibility problems.

To update Chrome, Go to Help > About Chrome from the drop-down menu. You will see updating Chrome tab on your screen.

Reinstall the extension

If the issue persists, try reinstalling the WebChatGPT extension. First, remove the extension from your browser and reinstall it from the respective extension store.

Contact support or seek assistance

If none of the above solutions works, consider contacting the support channels provided by the WebChatGPT extension developers. They can provide further guidance and assistance in troubleshooting the issue.

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Kumar Hemant

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: