Error when I toggle Always On for repl

Problem description:
I get an error every time I toggle “Always On” for a repl. The error reads ‘Something went wrong toggling Always On’.
I am paying for Hacker, and it should come with 1 Always On repl. I checked to see if I had any other repls toggled with Always On and couldn’t find one. (However if that was the case, I would expect to see a message indicating that another repl is using the free slot, or something like that)

Expected behavior:
Turn “Always On” on and the repl stays on, always.

Actual behavior:
Get an error message.

Steps to reproduce:
Toggle “Always On” on repl.

Bug appears at this link:

OS: Windows 11
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Plan (Free, Hacker, Pro Plan):

Welcome to Ask! Is this the only Repl you are trying to make Always On or do you already have a Repl set to Always On? Hacker only comes with one.

Im having the exact same issue. Cant toggle the always on. Even went as far as to delete my other replit with it

Thanks for the response. As I mentioned, I checked to see if there are any others that are always on since I’m on Hacker and am aware that only 1 can be set to Always On at once, but couldn’t find one. I’ve just gone through every one of my other repls to confirm, and currently there isn’t a single repl that is set to “Always On”.

@JoelTrottier @CoderElijah @AzureMoon-Child I’m pretty sure that deployments has replaced always on.

I don’t think that’s correct.
They reduced the plan to have only 1 (from 5 previously), but they didn’t remove “Always On”.

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Unless this changed within the last 12hr or so. I was able to modify it earlier today

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Always on was removed from the in-repl dropdown summary, so this is partly true.

Also, check out this article for a simple example of this.

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You just linked to another post where a non-official replit user suggested the info is in a FAQ somewhere. I looked in the documentation, and there is nothing there about Always On going away.

Here is the official documentation page for “Always On”. Nothing seems to indicate that its not available anymore:

Also, mine still has the option of “Always On” in the dropdown summary:

If they are in fact doing away with yet another feature from the Hacker plan, I’m afraid I’m done with replit. This would be two major changes to my plan since I signed up for Hacker last year, and it seems like a free-for-all.
I can understand why they want people to switch to deployments from a business/revenue standpoint, but this is counter to what I signed up for originally.

Not completely sure. I’d contact replit staff or a moderator about this, as they’d have a better understanding than me.

Always on is being depricated in favor of deployments I belive.


Is there any announcement that has gone out that warns about this?
The last time major changes were made, I got like 3 emails leading up to the modification date:

I’ve gotten nothing about the “Always On” feature being deprecated.

I got emails about deployments, but I checked them all and none of them warn about anything related with changes to ‘Always On’.

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Hacker and Pro get autoscale and static deployments for free (to a limit). And I’m not 100% sure that its depricated. I heard someone say that and users not see the option for always on (like you)

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No, I see the option still (see my other reply). RedCoder is the one who can’t see it anymore.

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I tested buying some cycles to do and no solition. Its been “removed” on the pricing page but even with that im unable to trigger with cycles

Deployments will replace Always On but have not yet. It went missing from some Repls recently (I can’t remember which, might’ve been Pro) and Replit staff confirmed this was not supposed to happen and put the Always On toggle back. Yes Always On is going away but it has not gone away yet and I don’t think it will until Deployments are more established.


Bug description:
Unable to toggle always on

Expected vs Current Behavior:
Always on toggle wont change position to on

Steps to reproduce:
Toggle always on

Bug appears at this link:

Screenshot(s)/Screen Recording:

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Replit Profile:

Hi @AzureMoon-Child !
Always-On is being replaced with Autoscale Deployments as that is more flexible.
You can read more here:

Gope this helps!
If this post answers your question, you can mark this as a Solution.

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Why is my Replit repo not staying on

I’m paying all the cycles for it too!

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