UPDATE: Discord is stabilizing. The official status page says, “We are seeing logins and message sends on the rise, showing that traffic is starting to stabilize. We are continuing to work on the recovery and addressing hot spots as we see them.
UPDATE 2: “Due to a technical issue, clients may have difficulty logging in. We’re working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Hold times may be longer than usual. Thank you for your patience,” tweets Charles Schwab Corp from its official Twitter account.
UPDATE 3: “At this point, we believe all services have fully recovered and we are monitoring the service to ensure that remains the case,” Discord reports on its status page.
Several services down
Reports suggest that Discord and Trading 212 services are down. Discord is a popular platform used to talk over voice, video, and text. Talk, chat, hang out, and stay close with your friends to become part of communities. Discord is used by millions of users worldwide. Needless to say, the service outage caused considerable disruption. The official website for Discord displays the following message, “Investigating – We are aware of some current trouble logging in and sending messages. The team is online and investigating. “
Discord is down
The Discord website updated on the issue, the first update said, “Update – We have brought more members of our team online to deal with recovery. We have validated our databases and core chat services, at this point we are going to restart our API and proxy tiers.” The second update reads, “Update – We have brought more members of our team online to deal with recovery. We have validated our databases and core chat services, at this point we are restart our API and proxy tiers.” Discord has assured the users that their team is trying its best to resolve the issue.
The outages have been reported by users worldwide. Users have also reported that E*Trade and TD Ameritrade are down in several parts of the world. Other platforms like Fidelity also happen to be down. The companies have not officially acknowledged any of these reports yet. One user tweeted, “A lot of brokerages are having user reported problems right now most likely due to high traffic Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Robinhood, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Trading212.”
Downdetector, the service providing a real-time overview of network outages on several platforms, showed a hike in complaints regarding Discord, Trading212, Charles Schwab, and TD Ameritrade. One user said, “was workin on my discord bot and it just died :(” Another said, “Discord seems down for everyone, I just hope it isn’t anything to be worried about. As soon as the app went down, I immediately got locked out of my account and received the following, should I be worried? @discord Hope you guys are able to stabilize soon.” Is Discord forcing people to stop procrastinating on Monday?
Bad day for platforms
One user tweeted, “Think @Trading212 needs to work on their infrastructure resilience. On one of the most optimistic trading days of this year thus far, having no connectivity is a joke.” The trading application crashed as soon as the US trading market opened. Several people are expressing disappointment at Trading212 servers for being down at a crucial time.