Reddit’s error page. | Image: Reddit
Reddit appears to be down for many right now. The site will often take a while to try to load a page, before showing an error screen with error code 503. I’ve gotten a page to load a handful of times, but most of the time, I just see the error.
Downdetector shows more than 40,000 user reports of issues. Reddit acknowledges there is an issue on its status page, though the message on the page is somewhat vague — and suggests that there have been problems with the site for more than an hour. “We’re experiencing an elevated level of API errors and are currently looking into the issue,” Reddit wrote at 5:04PM ET.
What you might see when you try to load Reddit.
Reddit didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.