YouTube is down

Yes, it wasn’t just you. If you were googling “Is YouTube Down”, yes, you were right. YouTube was down for almost an hour!

Popular video sharing website YouTube was experiencing a major outage. The problem started at approximately 01:20 GMT and for almost an hour, none of the videos were accessible. The disruption also affected YouTube TV. The outage was worldwide.

YouTube Down
An unresponsive YouTube page.

Team YouTube, YouTube’s troubleshooting twitter handle acknowledged the problem and said that they were working on resolving the issue. They posted the following message on Twitter:

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 apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.

Errors ranging from Black Screen, 500 Error and invalid response error were reported. Users were getting error messages such as:

“500 Internal Server Error. Sorry, something went wrong.”

“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with the situation.”

“If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them).”



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