YouTube suffers global outage
UPDATE: YouTube has returned to its former self, with users across the world breathing a collective sigh of relief.
Almost two hours after the planet experienced the terrifying outage, representatives for the video streaming service reassured us all that the natural order of the world has been restored.
We're back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know. https://t.co/NVU5GP7Sy6— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
YouTube users are reporting that the worldwide video streaming service is currently down.
The website appears to be experiencing widespread service disruption.
Users attempting to visit the site have reported seeing a blank website frame instead of the usual homepage.
Users took to social media to confirm that their location was also experiencing the same access issues.
One user tweeted a map of outage hot spots around the world, supplied by downdetector.
YouTube tweeted that it was aware of the disruption to YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music and was working to fix it as soon as possible.
Live outage map of where youtube is down (from downdetector) pic.twitter.com/tzU1Nv0N7q— margie🎃 (@bunnietaehyung) October 17, 2018
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.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018