Reddit is experiencing a major outage

Reddit’s error page. | Image: Reddit

Reddit appears to be down for many right now. The site will regularly take a while to try to load a page before showing an error screen with error code 503. Pages are loading more frequently than when I first published this story, but I see the error page often.

Downdetector showed more than 40,000 user reports of issues at their peak. Reports look to be dipping just slightly.

What you might see when you try to load Reddit.

Reddit acknowledges there is an issue on its status page, though the first message on the page is somewhat vague and suggests that there have been problems with the site for more than an hour. “We’re experiencing an elevated level of API errors and are currently looking into the issue,” Reddit…

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Author: Jay Peters