Is ChatGPT Down? Thousands Report Strange New Issue Today

ChatGPT is down for a number of users around the world today - and what's even more interesting is the issue itself.

Multiple reports suggest ChatGPT is down, with issues plaguing users of both the standard chatbot and the API today (Tuesday, June 2024).

ChatGPT updated its status page at 00:21 PDT to inform users that they’re investigating a major outage. It was updated again an hour later to say that OpenAI has identified the issue and is working to mitigate it. However, it’s now been several hours since ChatGPT went down, and the issue is still reportedly unresolved, according to the OpenAI product status page.

When ChatGPT is down, it can be irritating. While you wait for OpenAI to fix ChatGPT, there are lots of things you can do if ChatGPT is down. This includes trying out some of the other chatbots on the market that have similar capabilities, such as Google Bard and Claude 2.

November ChatGPT Outage Runs Into “Thousands”

Over 3,000 users in the United States reported issues with ChatGPT via over the last 24 hours, with thousands of their UK counterparts doing the same. Worldwide, a huge number of people seemed unable to access ChatGPT. Users in other countries are also reporting issues.

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However, we’ve just tried to log back into ChatGPT and, at the time of writing, there seems to be no issue on our end. However, OpenAI says in its status update that the outage is only impacting a proportion of the chatbot’s users for now. Some sources have claimed the chatbot has become incredibly slow, taking minutes to answer basic queries.

ChatGPT Down: A Brief History of Recent Outages

ChatGPT had a pretty clear end to 2023. There were only a couple of short, partial outages during the months of September and October, followed by a reasonably high-profile outage in November which took the chatbot offline for some time.

The most recent major outage occurred in May 2024, which impaired ChatGPT’s ability to access the internet and meant that users were unable to access the chatbot’s full capabilities for more than eight hours. This was the first major outage since April 2024, which wasn’t as severe and lasted only three hours.

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When Will ChatGPT Be Back Online?

OpenAI said at the time that they are still working on a fix for this outage – but it seems like it’s taking a little longer to get a grip on the problem than usual. It’s unclear at the moment what the exact nature of the problem might be, so it’s hard to predict when it’ll be up and running for everyone.

Stay tuned, as we’ll continue to update this article with the latest news on ChatGPT going down as it becomes available.

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Aaron Drapkin is's Content Manager. He has been researching and writing about technology, politics, and society in print and online publications since graduating with a Philosophy degree from the University of Bristol six years ago. Aaron's focus areas include VPNs, cybersecurity, AI and project management software. He has been quoted in the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Computer Weekly, Cybernews, Lifewire, HR News and the Silicon Republic speaking on various privacy and cybersecurity issues, and has articles published in Wired, Vice, Metro, ProPrivacy, The Week, and covering a wide range of topics.
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