Article last updated on:
December 27, 2023

Did ChatGPT just stop typing mid-answer? Afraid that refreshing will loose all progress?

We’ve got all the answers.

In this post, we’re going to explore how to stop ChatGPT from cutting all answers short.

Fix: How to refrain ChatGPT from stopping writing

If ChatGPT is stopping mid-answer, it could be due to various reasons like connection issues, browser bugs, or limitations on the platform you’re using.

Here’s the step-by-step process to fix it:

1. Refresh the browser

  • Sometimes it’s a simple glitch.
  • Hit the refresh button and try again.
Refreshing a ChatGPT page

2. Clear cache

  • Outdated cache can cause issues.
  • Go to browser settings and clear the cache.
How to clear cache in Google Chrome

Official guides for different browsers: Chrome, Safari, Edge, Opera.

3. Update your browser

  • Make sure your browser is up-to-date.
  • Older versions can have compatibility issues.

4. Internet connection

  • Ensure you have a stable internet connection.
  • Spotty Wi-Fi can cause interruptions.
Checking for Wi-Fi connection while in ChatGPT

Always use a stable, secure connection — for the best and safest performance.

5. Disable extensions

  • Browser extensions, especially ad blockers — they can mess things up.
  • Disable them and reload the page.

Related: List of the 15 Best AI Extensions

6. Try another browsers

  • Sometimes, it’s a browser-specific issue.
  • Try a different browser to see if it fixes the issue.
Two ChatGPT Websites in Full Screen in Chrome and Safari on a Mac

7. Platform limitations

  • If you’re using ChatGPT through a third-party platform,they might have limitations on response length.
  • Check if you’ve got any soft-limits through the app you’re using.
Typingmind - ChatGPT Enhancing Platform

8. Reboot your device

  • When in doubt, turn your computer off and on again.
  • Surprisingly effective.
Restarting a Mac while in ChatGPT

The oldest trick in the book. Things should work after a quick restart.

9. Contact Support

  • If all else fails…
  • Reach out to the platform’s customer support for help.

For that, we’ve got another guide teaching you how to contact ChatGPT’s support team.

Causes: Why ChatGPT stops writing

ChatGPT may freeze mid-answer due to one of these reasons:

  1. Token Limit Reached – Max tokens hit, answer gets cut off.
  2. Connectivity Issues – Bad Wi-Fi can interrupt the conversation.
  3. User Input Limit – Limited question length leaves less room for full answer.
  4. Server Timeouts – If it takes too long to answer, you’ll get cut off.
  5. Software Bugs – Glitches can truncate responses; restart the app.
  6. Rate Limiting – Hitting usage restrictions can lead to incomplete answers.
  7. Query Complexity – Complex questions use up more tokens.
  8. Nested Questions – Multiple questions at once result in incomplete answers.
  9. Platform Restrictions – Some platforms have their own limits.
  10. Interruptions – Manually stopping the chat halts the response.

Another common issue with the AI stopping mid-answer is seeing ChatGPT’s logo orange.

However, that happens combined with connection issues.


Above we’ve looked at the reasons why ChatGPT may stop writing mid-answer.

Hope you found this post useful!

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Ch David and Daniel

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