Reddit, the popular social news aggregation and discussion website, experienced a major outage on Monday, March 13th, 2023. The site was down for nearly six hours, leaving millions of users unable to access the platform.
According to Reddit’s official Twitter account, the outage was due to a technical issue and affected all of the site’s services. “We’re aware of the site issue impacting all services, including sign-in,” the company tweeted at 10:30 AM ET.
Many users took to social media to express their frustration with the outage, with some reporting that they were unable to access the site for hours. “Reddit is down and my life has no meaning,” one user tweeted.
However, after nearly six hours of downtime, Reddit announced that the issue had been resolved. “We’ve resolved the major outage impacting all services. Thank you for your patience,” the company tweeted at 4:15 PM ET.
In a statement to the media, a Reddit spokesperson confirmed that the outage was caused by a technical issue and apologized to users for the disruption. “We understand how important Reddit is to our users and we apologize for the inconvenience this outage has caused,” the spokesperson said.
The outage comes just weeks after Reddit was hit by a separate technical issue that caused the site to be down for several hours. In that instance, the company said that the outage was caused by a server problem and that it had taken steps to prevent similar issues from happening in the future.
Reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world, with over 430 million monthly active users. The site is known for its wide-ranging discussions on topics ranging from news and politics to entertainment and memes. It is also a popular platform for businesses and brands looking to reach a large and engaged audience.
Despite the outage, Reddit users were quick to return to the site once it was back up and running. Within minutes of the announcement that the issue had been resolved, users flooded the site with posts and comments, eager to catch up on the latest discussions and news.