YouTube restored after suffering widespread global outage

Posted October 19, 2018

Youtube, a video service of Google, is crashing.

The blackout also impacted YouTube TV and YouTube Music worldwide.

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After fixing the malfunction, YouTube said on Twitter: 'We are back. For a major site like YouTube, an outage that lasted for more than an hour is quite notable.

Some of the terms most searched for during the outage included "YouTube is down", "YouTube down", and "YouTube error". Users in Australia, Mexico, Brazil and the European Union have also been affected, according to thousands of on the Down Detector monitoring site. (Supplied) Millions of users were met with a blank screen or "server error" messages when they try to access YouTube. The website was down for users in several parts of the world.

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As the second-most visited website in the world, YouTube users were most upset that they were blocked from watching their favorite videos or streaming the latest vlogger content. Well, after an hour of struggle, YouTube is back online and is thanking you all for the patience you kept during this outage! We are trying to fix this malfunction and we will give you information as soon as this malfunction goes away. "If you continue to experience issues, please let us know", tweeted Team You Tube.

Users started reporting outages on Twitter around 6:30 PM PT and as of now, service has not been restored. Follow the official YouTube Twitter page below for any updates. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. At the time of writing, the same handle sent out a fresh tweet, confirming the restoration of services.

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