Discord outage takes down servers and delays messages [updated]

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No, it’s not your computer: a Discord outage on Wednesday has taken down many servers, and it’s unclear when the issue will be fixed.

According to the official Discord Status website, a partial outage of APIs reported a little after 1:30pm ET has led to increased latency delaying message sending and a high error rate in API requests. This has resulted in varying servers becoming unavailable, and the error report claims Discord is investigating, and a follow-up message at 2:14pm ET noted that Discord is implementing a fix.

Update: Discord Status reports that the outage has been fixed. It lasted just over an hour, resolving at around 2:37pm ET. Per Discord's records, this is the second sizeable outage this month so far.

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David Lumb

David is now a mobile reporter at Cnet. Formerly Mobile Editor, US for TechRadar, he covered phones, tablets, and wearables. He still thinks the iPhone 4 is the best-looking smartphone ever made. He's most interested in technology, gaming and culture – and where they overlap and change our lives. His current beat explores how our on-the-go existence is affected by new gadgets, carrier coverage expansions, and corporate strategy shifts.