Friday, 16 November, 2018

YouTube is down, Google says working on fixing issues

YouTube Down Video streaming platform suffers global outage 'Resolving this' says company Image Courtesy Pixabay
Olivia Ford | 19 October, 2018, 13:11

Now it turns out that Youtube had a major blackout.

Those visiting the hugely popular video streaming/upload site were greeted by "500 Internal Server Error" message, with an amusing assurance that "A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation".

One user tweeted a map of outage hot spots around the world, supplied by downdetector. "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed".

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki also tweeted her own apology, saying "sorry to everyone who was impacted" and thanking the teams who resolved the issue. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated".

In related news, last month, Google announced that it's merging the gaming-centric features of YouTube Gaming to YouTube's primary website. While YouTube is working to bring your favorite videos back online, take a breather outside and life will be back to normal shortly!

YouTube did not say what caused the outage.

YouTube's search functions continued to function on the web and mobile app - however, the videos were not playable from the results screen. YouTube TV and Music was also affected by the service disruption.

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