From last 1 week many ChatGPT users are experiencing an issue that is ChatGPT history not showing. Its been a headache for me too and that’s why I tried finding it’s solution and thought to write a guide to help you as well.
For those who are new to Chatgpt; Everytime we chat with chatgpt, It saves our chat history in the history section which is present on the left sidebar. You would be thinking why even it is important? What is the need to save this history?
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Importance of ChatGPT History
Chatgpt history is very important for two reasons:
- Users need it to review past conversations for reference.
- Users want to continue previous conversation.
ChatGPT is an AI language model which learns by our prompts and give output according to it. It learns the intent and needs of behaviour along with time.
For eg. You will receive different outputs for the same prompt, if you are using one in an old conversation and one in a new conversation. This happens since while giving prompts to ChatGPT, it learns what we are trying to ask it and thus it gives more personalised answer in already did conversations as compared to newly made conversation.
I hope you understood the importance of ChatGPT history.
Reasons for CHATGPT History not showing
There can be many reasons due to which your history is not showing.
- Issue with Chatgpt Servers
- Internet connectivity issue
- History deleted
- Account error/banned
The most common is the issue with chatgpt servers. You should first check troubleshooting other errors before jumping to the conclusion of issue with servers.
Check for the following before jumping to fixes for Chatgpt history not showing error.
- Check if your internet connection is working.
- Check that the ChatGPT window is properly loading.
- Check if you are logging in the same account as previously.
- Check if you are banned from using OpenAI
If you don’t have any of this issue then most probably the problem is with the servers of ChatGPT.
ChatGPT History is Temporary Unavailable
There is a surge in the searches for chatgpt history temporary unavailable error since last 2 days. We have notice that all users are facing this error with ChatGPT.
If you are also experiencing this error, Don’t worry we are facing it too.
It is an error by the server side of ChatGPT. Don’t waste time by searching its fixes anywhere. The history will be available once the servers are fixed in a short time.
Don’t worry the developers of ChatGPT are already working on the issue and it will be fixed soon. Here is the notification by OpenAI regarding it’s status:
What you can do?
The best you can do is check the status of history from Openai to find out when they fix it out.
- Go to status.openai.com
- You can check the status of the history not available error from there.
In the meantime, Don’t forget to check our prompts guide for SEO & Content Writing to improve your prompting knowledge. If you are experiencing any other error then you should definitely check our ChatGPT not working guide to fix your problem.
Fix for Chatgpt history not showing error
There was an error in ChatGPT servers due to which history was unavailable for users. The issue was for both free and ChatGPT plus users.
Issue is fixed on March 08th 2023. If you are still experiencing ChatGPT history not showing error then simply logout and login again. It will instantly load your history.
If you are experiencing any other issue like ChatGPT not working then you can check our guide to solve your problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to check if the servers of CHATGPT are working?
To check the server status, You can head to OpenAI Status and check the server status.
Is everyone experiencing ChatGPT history not showing error?
Yes the issue was there for all the free & premium users. However, It is fixed now and history is working fine.
Why ChatGPT saves our history?
Chatgpt saves the history of users so that user can read the previous conversations or continue from where he/she had left.