Reddit recovers from major outage

Reddit’s error page. | Image: Reddit

Reddit was down for many on Thursday, but the company has implemented a fix and the site seems to be working normally. While the outage was going on, Reddit would regularly take a while to try to load a page before showing an error screen with error code 503.

On its status page, Reddit first reported an “elevated level of API errors” at 5:04PM ET Thursday, but Downdetector showed a huge spike of user reports of problems shortly after. (At their peak, reports surpassed 40,000.) At 6:51PM ET, Reddit said a fix was being implemented, and at 7:18PM ET, Reddit said the fix was in place.

What you might see when you try to load Reddit.

During the outage, the company also took to Twitter to assure users that its “team of…

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