Is Substack Down?
Current Substack Status: up

Status History

We've been monitoring Substack since April 9, 2020. Here's the history of service outages we've observed from the Substack status page:

Recent Substack Outages and Issues

Follow the recent outages and downtime for Substack in the table below.

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Start Time Type Length Message Details
March 31, 2021 14:53 UTC DOWN 10 minutes Outage Identified - We believe that we have identified the cause of the outage. Service should resume sh...
March 21, 2021 17:27 UTC WARN 5 minutes Substack publication websites not loading Identified - The issue is an API outage at one of our service providers. We have a workaround tha...
March 21, 2021 15:32 UTC DOWN about 2 hours Substack publication websites not loading Update - We are continuing to investigate this issue. Mar 21, 08:30 PDT
March 21, 2021 14:47 UTC WARN about 1 hour Substack publication websites not loading Investigating - Some publication web pages are not loading, or loading intermittently Mar 21, 07:...
March 10, 2021 15:02 UTC WARN 35 minutes Comments not loading Identified - There is currently an issue loading post comments. The fix has been identified and s...
2021-04-13 20:44:35 +0000 UTC UNKNOWN X minutes in, question, downtime, go, Information, about, here, the, and will Details, details, about, sign, be, here, downtime, see, of, each, once, so, will, displayed, outage, and, to, in, in, more, information, you, and sign
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Supported Features

We support the following features in our integration with the Substack status page:

  • Down Notifications

    If Substack is having system outages or experiencing other critical issues, red down notifications appear on the status page. In most cases, it means that core functions are not working properly, or there is some other serious customer-impacting event underway.

  • Warn Notifications

    Warn notifications are used when Substack is undergoing a non-critical issue like minor service issues, performance degradation, non-core bugs, capacity issues, or problems affecting a small number of users.

  • Differentiates Maintenance Notices

    Substack posts separate notifications for planned maintenance work. StatusGator will notify subscribers when Substack enters a pre-planned maintenance window, keeping you up to date.

  • Proactive Maintenance Monitoring

    If Substack publishes praoctive maintenance events on their status page, StatusGator will collect information about these events. Proactive maintenance events can be viewed within StatusGator and optional reminders of maintenance events can be configured to notification channels.

  • Status Overview

    When Substack posts issues on their status page, we collect the main headline message and include that brief information or overview in notifications to StatusGator subscribers.

  • Status Details

    When Substack has outages or other service-impacting events on their status page, we pull down the detailed informational updates and include them in notifications. These messages often include the current details about how the problem is being mitigated, or when the next update will occur.

  • Component Status Filtering

    Because Substack has several components, each with their individual statuses, StatusGator can differentiate the status of each component in our notifications to you. This means, you can filter your status page notifications based on the services, regions, or components you utilize. This is a very useful feature for complex services with many components or services spread out across many regions.

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According to its status page Substack is currently up. You can check the most recent events in the 'Recent Outages and Issues' section above.

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Substack status page says the service is up, but I'm having issues. What's wrong?

There may be several reasons for that:

  • An outage that hasn't been communicated yet via the Substack status page.
  • Some local issues with a small group of accounts on the service side.
  • Technical issues on your side, or problems with your software or ISP.
  • A misconfiguration on your side.

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