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YouTube back online after suffering a 'rare outage' worldwide


YOUTUBE DOWN — Users have reacted with fury after the popular Google-owned video sharing platform went down worldwide, with the site apologising and vowing to restore normal service as soon as possible.

YouTube appears to be back online this morning after a major outage hit the site overnight.

Users attempting to access the site were met with a largely blank page, with grey boxes where videos should be.

Any attempt to play a video triggered produced the message “An error occurred. Please try again later”.

YouTube users and content creators took to social media to express their anger and shock.

Briayana Sarmiento tweeted: “Is something wrong? Because YouTube is not working! None of the apps work! Is everyone else having a bad time with this?”

Gabby Demartino added: “Is it just me or is YouTube broken at the moment?”

Naomi Flores commented: “Why is YouTube down when I have only five minutes to watch a quick video then head to class.”

In August 2018 YouTube was ranked as the second most visited website in the world, behind only Google.

According to a February 2017 estimate, around one billion hours of content are watched on the site every day, with 400 hours of material uploaded every hour.

The site was founded in February 2005 and brought next year by internet giant Google for $1.65billion.

Another twitter user added: “Guys, YouTube just shut down in the US and UK, I checked my WiFi. My friend is having the same problem”.

Meanwhile, Brittney Bytch posted: “Is YouTube down? Because I need to watch and it keeps giving me an error.”

Web video producer Marques Brownlee, who had nearly 3 million Twitter followers, commented: “Never seen YouTube down for 30 plus minutes like this before.”

Video producers, including those who use the site commercially, also gave their reactions.

Lewis Hilsenteger, a YouTube content creator know for his tech reviews, jokingly asked: “YouTube has been down for almost an hour. Anyone taking job applications?”

Responding to the outage in a Twitter post, YouTube commented: “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues.

“We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”


DownDetector, a website which monitors sites which can’t be accessed, is reporting problems across the world.

YouTube’s support team, TeamYouTube, has been responding to a large number of social media users informing them the site is down.

One Twitter user who reported the site was down was told “We’re aware and working on it. Appreciate your patience in the meanwhile”.

Dozens of other Twitter users received similar messages.

Access to YouTube was restored at shorty before 4am.

YouTube tweeted: “We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience.

“If you continue to experience issues please let us know.”

Source: Daily Express
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