Youtube outage faces Global confusion and access problems

Youtube outage faces Global confusion and access problems

Youtube outage faces Global confusion and access problems

Google-owned YouTube says a widespread issue with some of its services has been resolved, nearly two hours after several people took to social media to complain about broadcasting issues. YouTube has had similar issues in the past, but they aren't common and rarely last as long as Tuesday's - more than 50 minutes.

The service was back up as of 11 a.m. HK/SIN time, although YouTube did not explain what caused the outage.

A collective "What the heck?" swept the World Wide Web Tuesday night as users of video giant YouTube couldn't get content to play for about an hour.

It is unusual for Google services to experience downtime but YouTube has experienced some problems in the past.

The Google-owned video hosting website initially tweeted to say it was aware of issues around accessing YouTube and its YouTube TV and Music subscription services. The company said it was working on the issue and apologized for the inconvenience. Many who are trying to access the world's giant video sharing platform had complained of seeing "500 Internal Server Error" messages and "503 Network Error" messages popping up on the screen. Earlier there have been reports of micro blogging site Twitter being down but the news of Youtube facing a major outage is certainly the first.

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