Discord is one of the most popular communication applications on everything from mobile devices to desktop computers. The software can send instantaneous messages and host chat rooms with thousands of users. However, technology is prone to errors, and Discord can experience its fair share. Here is what it means when Discord has an API outage and how you can fix it.
The acronym API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is basically a connection between the application and the host server. When Discord has an API outage, it means that the main interface of Discord can’t be reached due to an error in Discord’s servers. Therefore, if you are unable to access Discord and you are sure it’s no issue on your end, it’s more than likely due to an API outage.
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It is unfortunately out of the user’s hands as far as how to fix an API outage. Once you confirm that the issue is due to an API outage, all you can do is wait for Discord to fix the issue on their end. To check the status of Discord servers, you can visit their server status site. If there are any issues with Discord’s servers, that information will be noted on the website and any updates on when the issue will be resolved.
So there you have it, that is What a Discord API outage is. While it is unfortunate that there are no troubleshooting options for the user on this issue, you can at least find solace in the fact that the issue is not being caused by anything on your end.
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