[Update: Aug. 12] Reddit down and not working, service unavailable (error 503) outage

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Popular online discussion platform Reddit is currently down. The website is currently not loading and the app is also experiencing intermittent issues.

Here are some reports:

https://twitter.com/ThisGuyPhill/status/1101535911739715585

There’s currently no information on the reason behind this outage. Rest assured, we are looking for more details, and will update keep updating this story in real time with all the newsworthy stuff related to this outage.

Update 1

Reddit has confirmed the problem. Here’s what the company said around 18 minutes ago:

We are currently investigating this issue

Update 2

The issue has been resolved:

This incident has been resolved

Update 3 (April 11 2019)

Reddit is down again.

Status page reveals the site is under scheduled maintenance:

We will be replacing one of our primary databases at this time

Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary

This scheduled maintenance affects: reddit.com (Desktop Web, Mobile Web, Native Mobile Apps, Vote Processing, Comment Processing, Spam Processing, View Counts)

Update 4 (April 11 2019)

Maintenance has been completed. All services are now back to normal.

Update 5 (April 24 2019)

We are again seeing reports from users that Reddit is down for them. It’s worth mentioning that only some users are apparently facing the issue at the moment.

A quick look at Reddit’s status page shows no glitch, meaning either the page is yet to be updated or it’s a minor glitch that should get sorted soon.

Update 6 (April 25 2019)

Reddit is again glitching. Many users are complaining the site is not accessible at the moment. Even for us, the site is taking a significant amount to load.

We are keeping a close eye, and will update here if this turns out to be a full blown outage or anything else comes to our notice.

Update 6 (April 26 2019)

We are yet again seeing user reports that say Reddit is down. The service’s status page currently shows a steep spike in error rate. Everything is operational though at the moment, at least according to that page.

Update 7 (April 26 2019)

Looks like there’s certainly an issue as Reddit says they’re investigating the incident.

We are currently investigating this incident

No details so far on the nature of the problem. Presumably, they are referring to the outage some users are facing at the moment.

Update 8 (April 26 2019)

The issue was fixed, as noted by Reddit on its status page.

Update 9 (May 09 2019)

Reddit is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance. More info here.

Update 10 (May 10 2019)

Reddit is down again, and this time, even the service’s status page isn’t loading. So there’s no information on the reason behind this ongoing outage, and when it will be fixed.

Update 10 (May 16 2019)

Reddit is currently undergoing maintenance. You can check out the progress here.

Update 11 (May 24 2019)

If you are currently getting ‘service unavailable’ error that’s because the Reddit service is under maintenance. We’ll let you know when it’s back up.

Update 12 (May 27 2019)

If you are currently encountering the ‘Service Unavailable’ notification on accessing Reddit, then you aren’t alone. The service is currently down, but the Reddit Status page hasn’t been update yet. We are tracking the issue and will update the story in case of any further development.

Update 13 (May 27 2019)

The service seems to be up again.

Update 14 (May 27 2019)

There indeed was an issue with the service, as has been stated at Reddit Status page. But a fix for the same has also been implemented.

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As of now, Reddit is up and working at least in the Indian region. In case the service is still down for you, it should gradually pick up.

Update 15 (May 28 2019)

Reddit is down again as users are getting ‘service unavailable’ page on accessing the website. However, the status page for the service currently lists all systems as operational. Should be a minor glitch, but we’ll keep a close watch.

Update 16 (June 01 2019)

Reddit is currently down and throwing ‘service unavailable’ error. No update on Reddit Status page yet.

Update 17 (June 01 2019)

Reddit status page has been updated and says the issue is being investigated.

Investigating – We’re experiencing an elevated level of errors and are currently looking into the issue.

Update 18 (August 21 2019)

Reddit seems to be down right now, with website throwing the following error:

Our CDN was unable to reach our servers

The platform’s server status page, however, currently says everything is functioning normally.

Update 19 (August 21 2019)

Reddit is back up now.

Update 20 (Jan 15, 2020)

Going by reports proliferating across Twitter, Reddit is down and not working for many.

Why is reddit down I’m trying to be messey

@reddit is down? Guess I have to actually do some work now.

However, the server status page doesn’t convey any issues.

Update 21 (Jan 23, 2020)

Aaand the service is seemingly down and not working for some.

reddit is down again bruh
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Reddit is down
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Downdetector also conveys service outage in some regions of the US. Reddit server status page however doesn’t convey any hiccups as yet.

Update 22 (Feb 11, 2020)

Reddit is apparently down and not working for some. Apart from user reports on Twitter, down detector also conveys the same. The services’ server status page however conveys no such issues.

Update 23 (Feb 19, 2020)

Reddit seems to be down again for a lot of users. Here’s what the company has to say on this:

Investigating – We’re experiencing a high volume of errors when accessing reddit.com. We’re currently investigating

Update 24 (Aug 06, 2021)

It’s not just you, Reddit is once again down for users around the world. Many have flocked to Twitter to confirm the same. The Reddit status page is yet to reflect any issues with the platform.

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Update 25 (Aug 12, 2021)

There’s yet another outage impacting Reddit as many users have stormed Twitter asking whether the website is down for everyone. Downdetector also indicates a large spike in the number of reports indicating that the service is indeed down and not working.

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Fortunately, Reddit has confirmed that they’ve implemented a fix and are currently monitoring the results. Hence, you should be able to use the app and website right away or in the next few minutes.

Monitoring: A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results. (Source)

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