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YouTube is scrambling to get back online amid worldwide outage

YouTube is scrambling to get back online amid worldwide outage

YouTube, the world's biggest video streaming platform, suffered a major global outage for at least an hour on Wednesday morning.

Outages on Google-owned services are rare, as the multi-billion dollar company takes great technical care. YouTube TV and YouTube Music are additionally influenced by the service interruption.

After fixing the malfunction, YouTube said on Twitter: 'We are back. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated", it said.

Some thought their phones were to blame; they deleted and re-installed the app only to find that it didn't solve the problem.

Founded in 2005 by three former PayPal employees, YouTube.com is the second most visited site in the world, right behind Google.




The reports started coming in of YouTube's outage around 9:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

There is no word yet on when YouTube service will be restored. The users reported seeing a "500 Internal Server Error" on their screens instead of YouTube.

CNET reports users who tried to access videos or upload content were greeted with an error message. "YouTube is the primary source of information for many people and it all just seems so sketchy". "We're back! Thanks for all of your patience".

Thousands of users set to Twitter, only to find that they were not alone. Something that is expected to exponentially grow as time goes on and more users move away from traditional means of TV consumption and to streaming-based solutions.

However, this isn't the first time the service has been down. #YouTubeDOWN is now trending on top on Twitter India with users complaining about the outage.

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