Reddit backs up: Site resolves ‘major outage’ after nearly 6 hours

The platform said “everything is back to normal” after it discovered and fixed an internal system issue that took its website offline for nearly six hours.

Social media platform Reddit is back online after identifying and implementing a fix for a “major outage” that left desktop and mobile users unable to browse for nearly six hours.

According to Reddit Status, the platform first noted that it was offline at 7:18 p.m. UTC and said it was working to determine the problem.

A screenshot of the r/cryptocurrency subreddit during the outage. Source: Reddit

About 30 minutes later at 7:56 PM UTC, it said it had identified an internal system issue and was working to identify a fix, and found a confirmed fix about two hours later, saying:

“We’ve identified a solution that may take some time to implement, while getting your bananas ready (or eating them).”

In an update four hours after the initial announcement, Reddit said it had “implemented our fix” and was “slowly getting things back to normal,” before confirming later that “everything is back to normal” after a nearly six-hour outage.

Users visiting the site while it was offline were seeing blank boxes where topics and comments would normally appear. As of this writing, the website pages now display content and appear to be functioning normally.

Reddit is a popular platform for cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts, and some of its more popular subreddits include r/CryptoCurrency, r/Bitcoin, and r/CryptoMarkets.

According to APE Wisdom, the most popular cryptocurrencies (by mentions) on Reddit over the past 24 hours include Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Dollar Coin (USDC).

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