When will ChatGPT be back?

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So, it looks like ChatGPT is down. When will it be back?

If you’ve tried to access OpenAI’s chatbot recently, you might have noticed the error message ‘ChatGPT is at capacity right now’, preventing any login to the server. Some people, upon logging in, are unable to actually input any commands, with the ‘new chat’ button failing to work. In short – the service is not fully available.

OpenAI is yet to release any updates about when ChatGPT will be back up and running as normal. So for all those waiting, sorry – you’ll just have to sit tight. However, there are a few things you can try to combat the error messages.

Logging out and then back in again could help, as could clearing your browser cache or using a VPN. These aren’t proven fixes – the software is still in development. This means we will have to wait for the brains behind the chatbot to make some fixes that will increase the server capacity.

Why is ChatGPT not working for me?

A lot of users are experiencing problems with the ChatGPT web server right now, facing error messages or simply unable to send in any commands. This is because too many people are attempting to use the service. The servers are thus overloaded, hence the ‘at capacity’ error message.

There’s no clue as to when it will be back up and fully working. You could try waiting until less busy times of the day (when US users are asleep, for example), or just keep refreshing the page. Some people are reporting getting through after half an hour or so. But this is very frustrating.

Why is signup currently unavailable for ChatGPT?

There was one period of time when OpenAI was not accepting any new signups for ChatGPT. The reason for this was the fact that the service had reached capacity and could no longer handle additional users. However, it seems as though OpenAI has upgraded the service to now be able to accommodate more users. If you are unable to signup still, it is best to contact OpenAI customer service.

What are the peak hours for ChatGPT?

According to various sources, ChatGPT’s peak hours are during business hours in the US and Europe. Typically, traffic seems to decrease on the weekends and in the evenings.

Final Thoughts

ChatGPT is still in its teething stages, so expect to see issues like this one for some time. However, with some of the best software developers in the world working on the fix, we’re hopeful the servers will be operating at a higher capacity soon.

So for now, there’s no clear answer from OpenAi on when the service will return. We will be keeping track of when they do, though, and will be sure to let you know.

Gloria is a tech and AI writer for PC Guide. She is interested in what new technology means for the future of digital and broadcast journalism.