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Why is my ChatGPT taking so long to respond?
Why is my ChatGPT taking so long to respond?
Updated over a week ago

Experiencing slow responses from ChatGPT can be frustrating, especially when you're looking for quick insights or answers. Here are some immediate troubleshooting steps to get you back to using ChatGPT.

  1. Clear your browser cache and cookies: Most often, if your experience was normal previously and you are suddenly seeing a delay with your ChatGPT performance, it is due to outdated cache data. Clearing your browser's cache and cookies can often resolve unexpected behavior with certain web applications.

  2. Check our Status Page: ChatGPT users during peak hours may notice a pattern of slowness at specific times of the day.

    1. Check OpenAI's Status Page for any reported issues or maintenance activities that could affect response times.

  3. Try a different browser: This can help determine if the issue is specific to your current browser or device setup.

    1. Certain browser extensions can interfere with web applications. Try disabling extensions, especially those that block scripts or ads, to see if that resolves the issue. Closing unnecessary programs or tabs can free up system resources which will speed up your web browsing on ChatGPT.

    2. Using an incognito window can help identify if the issue is related to your browser's settings or extensions, as incognito mode disables most extensions by default.

  4. Try a different device or network: Verifying your internet connection speed using online speed test tools can help identify if the slowness is specific to ChatGPT.

    1. Sometimes, your company network or VPN may have new policies making it difficult to access ChatGPT. Talk to your IT administrator if you suspect that problem is with your network.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to identify and resolve common issues that lead to slowness in ChatGPT's responses. If the problem persists, don't hesitate to reach out to OpenAI support for further help.

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