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Discord experienced a widespread outage Wednesday afternoon, preventing many users from connecting to the communications app. The outage started at around 2:45PM ET and prevented users from joining calls or participating in text chats. “We are currently investigating a widespread API outage and are working to resolve this ASAP,” said the official Discord Twitter account. However, now the issue has been resolved, as the account tweeted “connection should be fully restored now” at 5:19PM ET.
Discord is used widely by the gaming community and currently has 150 million monthly active users. This latest outage appeared to affect most users, with widespread reports of issues even connecting to the service.
In a message in the Discord client,…