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How to Fix “Too many requests” in ChatGPT

Are you getting a “Too many requests” error when you’re using Chat GPT?

ChatGPT is an AI developed by OpenAI that interacts in a conversational manner.

It’s able to answer follow-up questions, reject inappropriate requests, and question assumptions.

It’s a company that develops and promotes advanced AI technology.

The goal of OpenAI is to create safe AI that benefits humanity and to advance AI research.

It was founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman in 2015 in San Francisco, California.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Too many requests in 1 hour. Try again later.” or “Please slow down.” in ChatGPT.

What does “Too many requests” mean in ChatGPT?

Too many requests ChatGPT

“Too many requests” in ChatGPT means that you’ve exceeded the maximum number of requests allowed in an hour.

It can also happen because you’re sending multiple requests too quickly or your request is too complex for the AI to handle.

To avoid the error, you need to decrease the number of requests that you’re sending.

In addition, you can try simplifying your requests to reduce their complexity.

In some cases, the error might happen even though you didn’t exceed the maximum number of requests.

If that’s the case, ChatGPT might be down—you can check its status here: https://status.openai.com/.

How to fix “Too many requests” in ChatGPT

To fix “Too many requests” in ChatGPT, you need to first check its status.

If the service is down, you need to wait for a few hours to be back up.

You can also try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.

If you’re using Microsoft Edge, try using Chrome instead (and vice-versa).

Lastly, you can try re-logging or signing up for a new account.

Fix 1: Check OpenAI’s status and/or wait for a few hours

  1. Go to https://status.openai.com/ and check the status of OpenAI.
  2. A green bar means that the service is fully operational.
  3. If there are red, orange, or light green bars, it means that there’s an outage.
  4. Wait for a few hours before using ChatGPT again.

Fix 2: Start a new chat

  1. Go to https://chat.openai.com/chat.
  2. If you’re already using ChatGPT, refresh the page.
  3. Select “New Chat” on the left sidebar to start a new thread.

Fix 3: Clear your browser’s cache

  • Chrome: Chrome > Three Dots > More Tools > Clear browsing data > Cookies and other site data + Cached images and files > Clear data.
  • Edge: Edge > Three Dots > Settings > Privacy & services > Choose what to clear > Cached images and files + Cookies and other site data > Clear.
  • Firefox: Firebox > Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security > Cookies and Site Data > Clear.

Fix 4: Use a different browser

  • Try accessing ChatGPT on various browsers like Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Brave.
  • If you’re using ChatGPT on a desktop, try using it on a mobile device on Safari or Chrome.

Fix 5: Log out and log in to ChatGPT

  1. Log out of ChatGPT by clicking on “Log out” on the left sidebar.
  2. Log in to ChatGPT and try using it again.

Fix 6: Sign up for a new account

  1. Log out of ChatGPT and click on “Sign up”.
  2. Sign up for a new account using another email address.

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