Sometimes when using Bard Chat, you may see an error message that simply says ‘Something went wrong. Bard is still experimental’ with no further explanation. Fortunately, there are a few things you can try to fix the Bard ‘Something went wrong’ error.
Causes of the Bard ‘Something Went Wrong’ Error
Possible reasons why you’re seeing the ‘Something went wrong’ error in Bard Chat include:
- Bard is having temporary technical issues
- You don’t have a stable internet connection
- Your browser doesn’t support Bard
- Your browser has corrupt cookies or cache files
- Your browser extensions or VPN are interfering with Bard
- Your account has been account banned
How to Fix ‘Something Went Wrong. Bard is still Experimental’ Error
Try these steps in order until you stop seeing the ‘Something went wrong’ error in Bard Chat:
1. Check Twitter. Look for the hashtag #Bard on Twitter. Keep track of when the hashtag was last tweeted. Click on “Latest” to see if users have started tweeting about the outage recently. If Bard Chat is experiencing a technical issue, all you can do is wait until it’s fixed.
2. Check your internet connection. You must have a stable connection with Bard’s servers, so make sure you’re connected to a network. The quickest way to do this is to open another website that needs an internet connection.
You can toggle Airplane Mode on and off. You can also switch between Wi-Fi and your phone’s cellular connection to access Bard
3. Use the Chrome browser. Bard is managed by Google, so it works best in Google’s official browser, Chrome.
4. Verify that you are signed in to your Google Account. Bard Chat is connected to your Google account, so visit your account page to make sure you’re logged in.
5. Refresh the Bard Chat page. Select the Refresh button in your browser to reset your connection to Bard Chat.
6. Restart your browser. Closing Chrome and reopening it again can resolve a lot of minor browser errors.
6. Clear the browser cache. Get rid of any temporary browser files that could be conflicting with Bard. Clearing cache can fix browsing problems, free up space, and remove saved versions of visited pages.
- Clear cache quickly via Ctrl+Shift+Del (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac).
- Otherwise, try your browser’s Settings, Privacy, or Advanced options.
7. Clear your browser’s cookies. Corrupt cookies can cause conflicts with Bard Chat, so delete them along with your browser’s cache files.
- To clear cookies, select the Settings or Options menu in your browser, then go to either the Privacy or History section.
- In most browsers, use the Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut or Command+Shift+Del on a Mac.
8. Turn off browser extensions. Add-ons can sometimes interfere with online services, so turn off browser extensions one by one to pinpoint the problem.
- On Chrome, Tap Menu icon (three dots) from the upper-right corner, Select Settings > Extension
- On Safari, Select Safari > Safari Extension
9. Turn off your VPN. If you use a virtual private network (VPN), it can cause issues with certain websites and services, so temporarily turn it off.
10. Sign up for a new Google account. If you suspect that your account has been banned or is somehow no longer active, try making a new Google account to use with Bard.
11. Contact Bard support. If you can’t figure out the cause of the error, you can reach out to Bard and report your problem.
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