[Update: Sept. 29] Discord down and not working for many, reportedly stuck on checking for updates

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 31, 2021) follows:

Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why Discord isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.

A quick look at micro-blogging site Twitter conveys there are many affected by the same issue wherein Discord is stuck on checking for updates. For a quick glance, here’s how some of the complainants word the problem:

Not discord going down for me help
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LMAOO DISCORD IS DOWN
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Down detector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that Discord is indeed going through a glitch in some regions.

User reports indicate Discord is having problems since 3:35 AM EDT. http://downdetector.com/status/discord/ RT if you’re also having problems #discorddown

Any official word on the matter? Negative, as yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.

Rest assured, we’re keeping a continuous tab on all related developments, and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case, you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay hooked for updates.

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Update (June 11)

IST 13:30 pm: Reports coming in now indicate that Discord is down. Downdetector has seen a massive spike in reports from users over the past hour.

We shall continue to keep an eye on this and updates and when we get more info so stay tuned.

Update (September 01)

IST 03:51 pm: Earlier today many individuals seemed to have been unable to use the search feature in Discord. However, it appears that things have returned to normal as reports indicating a problem have trickled down to nil.

Can you please pick up the magnifying glass @Discord? Not having search really sucks. (Source)

@discord This really annoys me, as whenever this appears, I can’t get out of it & the Search Function to search for the Texts, Links, etc. on any Server that I join and/or own automatically become unavailable. (Source)

Update (October 20)

IST 09:15 am: Many are reporting that Discord is down and they are unable to watch a podcast by the popular streamer Dream.

Update (October 22)

IST 09:15 am: It seems like the Discord developers cannot catch a break. Many are now reporting that the app is crashing for them on iOS. Discord is yet to acknowledge the issue.

IST 12:30 pm: Some users are now saying that uninstalling then reinstalling the app did fixed the crashing issues on iOS devices.

Discord said that those still experiencing the issue should restart the phone and relaunch the app to fix it.

Since you’re on iOS, please restart your phone and relaunch the app. 🙂 We fixed it earlier today!
(Source)

Update (October 23)

IST 11:40 am: Following the crashing issues, Discord is asking users to uninstall the app, restart the device, and then reinstall the app again.

discord-crashing-issue-workaround
(Source)

Update (October 29)

IST 11:12 am: A flurry of new reports on social media platforms now indicate that Discord is down or not working for a section of users.

discord not working downdetector
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DownDetector also shows a sharp increase in the number of reports over the past few hours, further corroborating the outage narrative. Stay tuned for more info.

Update (November 10)

IST 11:37 am: A number of reports from Discord users in the UK indicate that the service might be down or experiencing an outage.

Update (January 06, 2022)

IST 12:10 pm: A handful of reports now indicate that Discord is down or not working for users. Recent reports on Downdetector confirms that there is indeed an outage going on with Discord.

Unfortunately, the support team has not yet acknowledged these reports. And when they do, we will let you know by updating this story with latest information, so stay tuned.

Update (March 05, 2022)

12:38 pm (IST): Multiple reports from users on Twitter suggests that Discord is currently down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirms that this service is indeed going through some issues.

Update (March 07, 2022)

03:45 pm (IST): It seems that the issue with Discord is now resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update (March 09, 2022)

10:45 am (IST): Reports on Downdetector suggest that Discord was down for many users a couple of hours ago. However, this outage with the service has since been acknowledged and fixed.

Update (March 15, 2022)

11:02 am (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector now suggest that Discord is down or not working for many users around the globe.

The support team is yet to acknowledge this issue and we will inform you as and when anything noteworthy comes up.

Update (March 24, 2022)

06:51 pm (IST): The recent outage with Discord is seemingly resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update (April 06, 2022)

12:14 pm (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that Discord is currently down or not working for them.

Unfortunately, support hasn’t yet acknowledged this outage, however, we will inform you as and when anything noteworthy comes to our notice.

Update (April 13, 2022)

04:46 pm (IST): It seems that the recent issue with Discord is resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Downdetector.

Update (April 25, 2022)

01:02 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector now suggest that Discord is currently down or not working for many.

Update (April 26, 2022)

01:03 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Downdetector now suggest that the recent outage with Discord has been resolved.

Update (May 07, 2022)

08:50 am (IST): Reports on Twitter as well as Downdetector indicate that many users are facing issues with Discord.

There’s no official acknowledgment regarding the outage yet.

Update (May 10, 2022)

12:03 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector now suggest that Discord is still down or not working for them.

Update (May 11, 2022)

07:59 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved.

Update (May 20, 2022)

09:51 am (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that Discord is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

Update (May 23, 2022)

06:27 pm (IST): It seems that the recent outage with Discord has been resolved as we haven’t come across fresh user reports on Downdetector.

Update (June 1, 2022)

11:09 am (IST): Many users are again reporting (1, 2) that Discord is currently down or not working for them.

06:48 pm (IST): It seems that the recent outage with Discord has been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports.

Update (June 21, 2022)

01:09 pm (IST): Discord was down for a while due to a massive outage on Cloudflare servers.

At this time, all affected servers are gradually recovering. So, you can probably use Discord now, or you will be able to in a few minutes.

Update (June 22, 2022)

11:10 am (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter indicate that Discord is down and not working again. However, this time around it’s no fault of Cloudflare.

Update (June 23, 2022)

10:47 am (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, Discord is still down or not working for some users.

07:06 pm (IST): User reports on Downdetector suggest that the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved.

Update (June 24, 2022)

10:21 am (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector now suggest that Discord is again down or not working for many.

07:07 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved.

Update (July 1, 2022)

12:53 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector now suggest that Discord is currently down or not working for many.

06:50 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved.

Update (July 27, 2022)

12:24 pm (IST): According to reports on Twitter and Downdetector, Discord is currently down or not working for many.

06:52 pm (IST): It appears that the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved as the number of reports on Downdetector has diminished.

Update (August 16, 2022)

12:40 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter indicate that Discord is currently down or not working for many. Also, Downdetector has seen a massive spike in reports from users over the past hour.

06:37 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved.

Update (Sept. 29, 2022)

11:54 am (IST): According to reports on Twitter and Downdetector, Discord is currently down or not working for many.

06:47 pm (IST): Reports on Downdetector now suggest that the recent outage with Discord has now been resolved.

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