Why is Character.AI down? Service displaying error messages

Why is Character.AI down? Service displaying error messages

Source: Character.AI

As AI chatbots become more popular, users are finding many unique ways to play with and test them. Character.AI, a chatbot that lets you create and chat with characters, is taking the internet by storm with users using it for a variety of conversations.

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But lately, chatbots have started sending error messages and some are wondering why the AI ​​seems to be down. Here’s what we know about Character.AI and why it’s down.

Why is Character.AI down?

Like all AI chatbots, Character.AI undergoes regular maintenance and glitches, but the recent outage appears to have lasted for an extended period of time. As you can see, the outage is due to an increase in the number of users.

“Due to the continued increase in usage, the service has recently become unstable and we have decided to put the site into maintenance mode while we further expand the service,” the message reads.

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Character.AI screenshot

Source: Character AI

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused to all our dedicated users. Rest assured that our entire team is working hard to fully restore service as soon as possible!” the message concludes.

This message at least explains the situation, but it doesn’t give the user a clear sense of when the server issue will be resolved.

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Can I modify Character.AI myself?

The character AI issue seems to affect so many users that it’s unlikely you’ll be able to fix it yourself.

You can run your browser in incognito mode or use a VPN, but those solutions probably won’t solve the underlying problem on Character.AI’s side. Unfortunately, only they can solve the problem.

Character.AI went down earlier.

In December 2022, users faced similar issues with Character.AI after a long service outage for maintenance. However, when that outage occurred, the team behind the service was openly talking about it on his Twitter. They let users know when the service is back up and running. At this time, we have not provided a timeline for when services will resume.

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Restored and working.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the high volume of usage.

— Character.AI (@character_ai) December 16, 2022

“I think the whole website crashed when I asked Jessie from Breaking Bad an existential question,” wrote one user.

“When the character ai shuts down when the dialogue gets really good,” added another, accompanied by an angry GIF.

Users are clearly unhappy with the outage. In particular, some users seem to have experienced an outage in the middle of a conversation.

We don’t know when Character.AI will be back up and running, but until then, users who aren’t currently using the service will have to spend their time elsewhere. One person on Twitter suggested it’s the perfect excuse to go outside and touch the grass, but depending on where you are in the world, the grass could be buried in snow or dead at the moment.


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