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[SOLVED] Midjourney: “The Application Did Not Respond”

Are you having technical problems with Midjourney?

However, every now and then you might encounter the Midjourney error “The application did not respond” and that can be incredibly frustrating if you were about to imagine a new image.

In this guide, we’ll explain what is causing the error, where you can verify that it’s a known issue, and what you must do to fix it.

Let’s dive right in.

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How to Fix “The Application Did Not Respond” in Midjourney

Infographic explaining what is causing the Midjourney error "The application did not respond" and how to fix it.
Infographic explaining what is causing the Midjourney error “The application did not respond” and how to fix it.

There are some errors that are very specific, however, these are usually related to the incorrect use of certain commands.

For example, depending on which version you are using, some parameters may only support a limited number of values.

But when you’re faced with a Midjourney error message saying “The application did not respond”, then that’s not particularly helpful.

We’ve seen a whole bunch of theories as to what might be causing this error and how you can fix it, but 90% of it is just rubbish.

You see if anyone who’s familiar with developing Discord bots will know that “The application did not respond” is a very common error among Discord bots.

The “application” that the error is referring to is the underlying code that the bot is running on.

In other words, it’s the bot itself.

And the same is true for the Midjourney bot.

While the bot might still be present in your server and it’s clearly receiving and trying to process your commands, it is having difficulties processing them.

In an overwhelming number of cases, the Midjourney bot is having trouble connecting to the Midjourney API.

There has to be, otherwise, there would be no way for the Midjourney bot to interact with the AI model.

Long story short: Midjourney’s server that processes all the requests is most likely down.

There could be many possible reasons why that is the case.

Unfortunately, you can’t do anything about it and will have to wait until the Midjourney error is resolved.

However, in the meantime, you can check the Midjourney status channel to see whether it’s a known problem or not.

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Where to Find Midjourney Status Reports

Infographic explaining where to find updates on known issues and service status reports.
Infographic explaining where to find updates on known issues and service status reports.

Although Midjourney doesn’t have a central server status page that you can visit, there is a dedicated #status channel in the official Midjourney Discord server.

Whenever you seem to be experiencing issues with Midjourney or you believe the server might be down, head over to the #status channel.

The Midjourney team shares updates quite frequently, mainly because service degradation is a common and almost daily occurrence.

Most users don’t notice this but if you’re constantly interacting with the bot, it’s hard to miss.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Before we close off this guide, let’s quickly address some of the most common questions related to the Midjourney error “The application did not respond”.


It can be incredibly frustrating when you’re paying for a service and the moment you want to use it, you’re confronted with an error.

Especially with a Midjourney error such as “The application did not respond”, there’s absolutely nothing you can do, other than wait for it to be resolved by the team.

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