Discord back online after “Blocked” message outage
You might want to restart your Discord apps.
Popular messaging and voice chat app Discord experienced an outage earlier today, leaving numerous users unable to access their accounts.
Reports flooded in from frustrated users who were confronted with a message stating, “Sorry, you have been blocked.”
However, the issue has since been resolved, and Discord is now back online.
What happened with Discord?
Users report not being able to log in to their respective Discord accounts, and those who were able to log in had trouble accessing their chats and message history.
Surprisingly, the issue seemed to only affect the web and the desktop app. The Discord mobile app worked fine.
Discord’s official status page logged the errors and issued a fix, but it took a while to reach everybody.
DownDetector also showed a significant spike in Discord outage reports, which appeared to be widespread.
Ultimately, it was discovered the outage was due to Cloudflare, which experienced issues with its Dashboard and API service. Maintenance was scheduled for the data center in Doha.
Discord’s issues seem to have settled now, though. The company confirmed that Discord is back in operation, and users still getting the “blocked” message should restart their Discord apps.
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