Reddit is back after an hours-long outage that affected its websites and apps on Tuesday. During the outage, I was consistently seeing an error message when trying to load Reddit on my Chrome browser, and the iOS app’s Home and Discover tabs were showing content but not comment threads. As of 8:41PM ET, however, the issue has been resolved, according to Reddit’s status page.
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 shared a few updates in the hours since. During the outage, Reddit’s primary Twitter account made light of the situation. “Enjoy the productivity,” it wrote at 6:37PM ET. “We’ll be up and running again soon.”
The problem appeared to have been widespread, with a peak of more than 60,000 people reporting issues on Downdetector. The volume of reports looked to have fallen as the outage went on, but that may just have meant fewer people were actively reporting issues because of how long the outage lasted. It’s unclear exactly what the issue was.
Update March 14th, 8:46PM ET: Added confirmation from Reddit that the issue has been resolved.