If you're a regular user of Open AI's chatbot, you may have encountered the ChatGPT "Too many requests in 1 hour" error.
ChatGPT may encounter various problems that can interfere with its operations and cause inconvenience to its users, including but not limited to network error, error code 1020, and the infamous "at capacity" error.
So in this article, we'll take a closer look at how to fix ChatGPT's “Too many requests in 1 hour” error. Let's get started!
What does the ChatGPT "Too many requests in 1 hour" error message mean?
The ChatGPT "Too many requests in 1 hour" error message typically means that you have exceeded the rate limit for making requests to the ChatGPT API.
The ChatGPT API imposes a limit on the number of requests that can be made within a certain time period in order to prevent overloading the system and ensure that all users can access the service fairly.
We don't exactly know the maximum number of requests that can be made per hour. But according to a developer on the official Discord channel, it is in the ballpark of 50-70 requests per hour.
If you exceed this limit, you can wait for the limit to reset and then try again later.
How to fix ChatGPT too many requests in 1 hour error
Since the usage limit is associated with your Open AI account, changing your IP address won’t help. However, switching accounts will definitely do the trick. Another alternative is to subscribe to ChatGPT Plus as it offers unlimited requests.
In case you find the above two solutions not very ideal, here is a trick to fix ChatGPT "Too many requests in 1 hour" error (credit - a_sassy_nation):
- First, disconnect from VPN, in case you are using any.
- While on the ChatGPT website, right-click and select Inspect to open DevTools.
- Go to the Application tab located in the top menu. In case you don't see it there, click on the >> icon.
- Click Storage and select Clear site data.
- Now refresh the page, log in again and it should work.
If none of our suggestions works, you can wait for the limit to reset and then try again later. And next time, you can adjust your usage patterns to stay within the rate limit by reducing the frequency or volume of your requests.
Does ChatGPT have a limit on requests?
Yes, there are certain limits on the number of requests you can make to ChatGPT.
The exact limits depend on your plan and can vary. For example, free trial users have lower rate limits compared to paid users. As we mentioned above, the limit is 50-70 requests per hour.
ChatGPT has rate limits in place to prevent excessive usage that could impact the overall performance and availability of the platform. Rate limiting is a common practice in web services to ensure fair usage and maintain the quality of service for all users.