OpenAI's ChatGPT service experienced a major outage, leaving its 100 million weekly active users without access. The downtime began just before 9 AM ET and lasted over 90 minutes, also affecting the company's API services. During the outage, users encountered a message stating "ChatGPT is at capacity right now." OpenAI has since implemented a fix, and services are recovering. The company is closely monitoring the situation to prevent further issues. This incident follows a partial outage that occurred the previous night.
Despite the recent outages, ChatGPT has been largely stable for months and remains one of the fastest-growing AI-powered services, with a significant user base and developer community. Moreover, OpenAI recently introduced GPT-4 Turbo and the option for users to create bespoke versions of ChatGPT during its first developer conference. These features are accessible to ChatGPT Plus subscribers and OpenAI enterprise clients, enabling them to develop private versions of ChatGPT for their organizations.