Millions of users worldwide had issues with the OpenAI chatbot ChatGPT in the early hours of February 28. Users reported that the ChatGPT services were unavailable for more than three hours.
According to DownDetector, the outage monitoring website, In the United States, Europe, India, Japan, Australia, and other regions of the world, ChatGPT is now unavailable.
Users encounter the error indication “the origin web server timed out responding to this request” when accessing ChatGPT. It’s only been 45 minutes since this outage began.
A Global Outage of ChatGPT – ChatGPT Down
Social media users shared screenshots confirming that while attempting to use ChatGPT, users encounter the error message. Eventually, OpenAI also acknowledged that ChatGPT is having issues for a lot of users.
In response, OpenAI stated that “Traffic for ChatGPT is beginning to improve after initial fixes have been implemented.”
On February 28, there was a 3-hour global ChatGPT outage, which was followed by the restoration of the chatbot’s services.
When discussing how the chatbot services are down for many, Twitter users started an amusing memefest. “ChatGPT is down. I feel paralysed,” wrote a Twitter user. “Can’t believe I’m saying this, but can’t code without it now,” tweeted another user. “ChatGPT is down, 10 million people restarting their brains in the hopes it still works,” a tweet read.
OpenAI declared that problems have been resolved. The company claimed that “things look operational” after re-enabling access for free consumers.
Update: Now the service is online and working fine without any issues.
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