YouTube Faces Global Outage, Company to Resolve Issue

Video site YouTube experiencing a worldwide outage

YouTube experiencing "access issues" in apparent global outage

When users tried to access YouTube videos - including on RNZ.co.nz - they encountered error messages. "A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation", the notice said. Users upload 300 hours of video to the site every minute, with almost five billion videos watched on YouTube every single day.

YouTubeA view of YouTube's front page during a global outage on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. "If you see them, send them this information as text".

Fans started seeing issues connecting to YouTube servers earlier tonight, around 2am in the UK.

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YouTube acknowledged the outage in a tweet at 9:41 p.m. EDT, noting that it affected YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube TV.

The site was restored at 11:38 a.m.by which time almost 5,000 tweets had inundated Twitter in Korea with a hashtag for "YouTube Server".

As of around 10:00 am, the reports seem to have died down on Downdetector, indicating that the service is getting back online.

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"We're back! Thanks for all of your patience", YouTube said on Twitter.

YouTube is down Tuesday night and everyone wants to know why.

The downtime was unprecedented for YouTube.

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