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Bing’s API is down, bringing Microsoft Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT’s web search feature down

Bing’s API is down, bringing Microsoft Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT’s web search feature down
Bing’s API is down, bringing Microsoft Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT's web search feature down


Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, isn’t working properly right now. At first, it wasn’t possible to perform a web search at all. It seems like search results now load properly.

But this outage also seems to affect Bing’s application programming interface (API), which means that other services that rely on Bing aren’t working properly.

For instance, DuckDuckGo and Ecosia, two alternative search engines that rely on Bing’s search results, aren’t returning any result right now. Microsoft Copilot isn’t loading right now either. ChatGPT Plus subscribers who can perform web searches get an error when they try to search for something too.

Bing’s API is down, bringing Microsoft Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT's web search feature down
Image Credits: DuckDuckGo
Bing’s API is down, bringing Microsoft Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT's web search feature down
Image Credits: OpenAI

Once again, it proves that the web depends on a handful of tech companies. If an API goes down, many services are affected. In that particular case, it’s interesting to see the increasingly important role of Bing’s API. While Google still dominates when it comes to web search, many services are now reliant on Bing’s API.

Bing’s API is down, bringing Microsoft Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT's web search feature down

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