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YouTube went down (back up after over an hour of downtime)

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Update (2018/10/17 1:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time):
YouTube has posted on its Team YouTube Twitter account stating that the site is fully back online.

Update (10:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time):
YouTube is now back online. This hour of downtime is the longest single uninterrupted outage of the site since 2008. YouTube has yet to make an official statement on service being resumed or the reason for the downtime.

Update (10:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time):
The site is still not fully back online, shifting between being functional and nonfunctional. No further comment has been made by the YouTube development team.

Update (9:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time):
YouTube has posted an official update on the situation via 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.

Original story (9:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time):

YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing service, has been down for approximately 20 minutes as of this writing.

Details are still unknown as to why this has happened. As soon as more details are known, they will posted here.

As of now, YouTube's official support Twitter account is responding to users, saying that the development team is "looking into it."

In the meantime, video sharing services such as Small Twitch iconTwitch and Small Vimeo iconVimeo are currently available.


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YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos.

Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, movies, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.

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