OpenAI’s ChatGPT service is back online after being down and inaccessible to 100 million weekly active users. ChatGPT crashed shortly before 9am ET/6am PT and remained unreachable for over 90 minutes. OpenAI said It was experiencing a major outage that also affected the company’s API services. ChatGPT users were greeted with a “ChatGPT is now at full capacity” message during the outage.
“The fix has been implemented and we are seeing services gradually recover,” says OpenAI. OpenAI is currently monitoring the service to ensure there are no further issues, as this latest outage comes a day after a partial outage affected ChatGPT and API services for a few hours last night.
ChatGPT has not had any major issues in months, with the AI-powered service continuing to be one of the fastest growing ever. In less than a year, it reached 100 million weekly users, with more than 2 million developers relying on OpenAI’s API services.
OpenAI held its first developer conference on Monday, announcing GPT-4 Turbo and the ability for anyone to create their own version of ChatGPT. This new GPTs feature will be available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers and OpenAI Foundation customers, who can create internal-only versions of ChatGPT for their employees.
Updated, November 8, 10:45 a.m. ET: The article has been updated to reflect that ChatGPT is back online after a major outage.
“Certified food guru. Internet maven. Bacon junkie. Tv enthusiast. Avid writer. Gamer. Beeraholic.”