YouTube faces outage, is back online after over an hour

Ruben Ruiz
October 17, 2018

A live YouTube outage map shows the most affected areas are across the USA and South America. #YouTubeDOWN is now trending on top on Twitter India with users complaining about the outage.

YouTube admitted the access issues on YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music platforms in a tweet and apologized for the inconvenience causing users.

YouTube has announced it's now letting advertisers run campaigns that specifically target users watching YouTube on television screens.

People on Twitter have reported trouble accessing YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music services. "If you continue to experience issues, please let us know".

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The blackout seemed to have affected devices across the board; both the PC and mobile version (Android and iOS) of the app displayed the same error message. Google bought the site in November 2006 for $1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

At 8:00 p.m., the company announced the website was functioning again: "We're back!"

Instead of clicking through to the content they want, users have been seeing YouTube Internal 500 Error messages instead.

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.

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