Self-diagnose your Discord server to see if it’s working properly. Read on to troubleshoot, and find ways to fix it.
You make your morning coffee and sit down to work only to discover that your Discord server isn’t working properly. So many questions race through your mind: is there something wrong with only your server? Is the chat service acting up? Or is Discord down for all users?
Like any other app, Discord can face an outage at any time. It can be because the servers are down or the result of a manual error.
If you’re a community manager or growth leader operating a Discord server, you have to be prepared for a potential outage. The first step in the process is knowing whether the app is down. The second is communicating the same to your server's members. In this article, we’ll tell you how to check if Discord is down and share a plan of action if the app isn’t working well.
Here are a couple of things to try when your Discord server is acting up.
1. Visit the official website of Discord Status. This page shows real-time status updates about the app. However, if there’s a major outage in the Discord server, this site might not show any issues since it’s hosted on the same server.
2. Alternatively, you can also check the Discord Down Detector. This site by Ookla informs users about outages related to multiple apps. Users can report problems with the Discord app and the website will show an outage warning based on the number of responses.
Pro tip: You can try several third-party sites to check whether Discord is down or not. Some of these sites are Down For Everyone Or Just Me and Is It Down Right Now.
3. Apart from these two sources, you can also check Twitter to see if users are facing similar issues with Discord. If it’s a major outage, you’ll likely see multiple tweets or a trending tweet related to Discord. So, keep an eye on Twitter when facing trouble with the app. Moreover, you can also jump to Discord’s Twitter handle. You might find information about a potential outage.
So, you’ve identified an issue with Discord. What now? Follow these quick tips to get your Discord server up and running.
While these tips might not work in a major outage, they can easily fix minor issues with your system. If none of these best practices solve your concern, try updating your DNS server to achieve faster performance on your system.
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