YouTube goes down in worldwide outage

The popular streaming site YouTube went down for some time Tuesday night, October 16, 2018-or Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018, depending on where you live in the world.

YouTube services have now been restored, as the video streaming service had suffered an outage, experienced across many parts of the globe.

YouTube has said on Twitter on its official handle: "Thank you for informing about the problem you are having with Youtube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music. We apologize for any convenience this may cause and will keep you updated". The reason for the outage, a rare incident for the company with more than 1.8 billion monthly users, is still not publicly known.

The reports started coming in of YouTube's outage around 9:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Team YouTube said the service was back up by 3.45am today.

Users are being served an error message when attempting to watch content on the video-sharing site, which uploads 100 hours of content every minute. The site infrastructure was still loading for users, but the videos themselves did not play and were replaced by error messages imploring users to "please try again later".

Emilio Medina (@emiliomedina) thought about what YouTube celebrities would do for income when the platform goes offline.

Many users took to Twitter and shared screenshots of internal error 500 message.

Thankfully, YouTube and other services are back online.

Philadelphia Police tweeted: "Yes, our @YouTube is down, too".

However, it is not yet known how the world's largest video sharing website suddenly got stalled.


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