Square API endpoint that returns error description if server is down

Today I found out by email that earlier today, the square server could not process any customer payments.

Is there an API call I can use on the backend of my website to determine if the server can accept payments?

That way, if a customer is ready to make a payment at any stage (even before the web SDK script checks for the existance of the window.Square object), and it fails, then I want to use some back-end API to make such a call and have the API return either a success, or an error along with the reson why the square server is down.

At this time the ability to get status updates on the server side isn’t currently available. We’re constantly working to improve our features based on feedback like this, so I’ll be sure to share your request to the API product team. :slightly_smiling_face: