Reddit is in the midst of an hours-long outage that’s affecting its websites and apps, according to the company’s status page. I’m consistently seeing an error message when trying to load Reddit on my Chrome browser.
However, things may start to come back soon, though slowly. “We’ve implemented our fix and are slowly allowing things to ramp back up,” Reddit’s status account tweeted at 7:18PM ET. That said, Reddit cautioned that “we’re not yet out of the woods.”
Reddit’s primary Twitter account is making light of the situation. “Enjoy the productivity,” it wrote at 6:37PM ET. “We’ll be up and running again soon.”
It’s taken awhile to get to this point. Reddit’s first status message was posted at 3:18PM ET, noting that the platform “is currently offline,” and the company has shared a few updates in the hours since.
The problem appears to be widespread, with a peak of more than 60,000 people reporting issues on Downdetector. The volume of reports appears to have fallen, but that may just mean fewer people are actively reporting issues because of how long the outage has lasted. Many Verge staffers have been experiencing problems loading Reddit as well.
It’s unclear exactly what the issue is. Reddit’s status page now says that both the desktop and mobile web are experiencing a “partial outage” (an improvement from the previous “major outage” designation), while native mobile apps are experiencing “degraded performance” (an improvement from “partial outage”). The iOS app is still very broken for me; the Home and Discover tabs are showing content but not comment threads.
When reached for comment, Reddit spokesperson Courtney Geesey-Dorr pointed to the company’s status page.
Update March 14th, 4:29PM ET: Added new status information from Reddit.