Since last night, ChatGPT has been experiencing issues, and users have flooded social media on 'X' platform with complaints.
Some reported encountering a message saying "ChatGPT is at capacity right now" when trying to log in.
OpenAI acknowledged a major outage between 5:42 AM – 7:16 AM PT, stating they have identified and fixed the problem.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman explained on 'X' that the demand for the new feature exceeded expectations, causing temporary access issues for ChatGPT subscribers.
usage of our new features from devday is far outpacing our expectations.— Sam Altman (@sama) November 8, 2023
we were planning to go live with GPTs for all subscribers monday but still haven’t been able to. we are hoping to soon.
there will likely be service instability in the short term due to load. sorry :/
He apologised for the inconvenience. However, a viral report from Bloomberg suggests the abnormal traffic causing the outages might be a result of hackers attempting a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
OpenAI acknowledged this in their latest system update titled 'Periodic outages across ChatGPT and API,' stating that they are actively working to mitigate the situation.