ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'channels'

so, i was following this tutorial and everything was fine

and then this stupid error showed up:

Error running WSGI application
 ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'channels'
   File "/var/www/", line 22, in <module>
     application = get_wsgi_application()

   File "/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/django/core/", line 12, in get_wsgi_application

   File "/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/django/", line 24, in setup

   File "/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/django/apps/", line 91, in populate
     app_config = AppConfig.create(entry)

   File "/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/django/apps/", line 228, in create

i have no idea how to fix it

somebody help

Unfortunately Django channels require websockets, which isn't something we support on PythonAnywhere right now. We're working on it -- a private beta is running at the moment -- but it's not ready for use in tutorials at the moment.

well that's sad

That's unfortunate.

We agree