YouTube down: Major outage prompts outcry on social media

YouTube outage across the world company says working on resolving issue

YouTube down Users have complained 500 Internal Server Error messages and 503 Network Error messages popping on the screen as they try to access

YouTube reported widespread outages on several of its sites Tuesday evening.

More 400 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube per minute, and it is the second-largest search engine after Google.

YouTube went offline at around 9 a.m. this morning, surprising a lot of internet users. It further said that YouTube apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.

About an hour ago, the YouTube services went down showing an error 503.

Thousands took to social media to report about the error messages and video streaming issues.

A further tweet was sent out thanking users for their patience and informing them that services had been restored, although it did not reveal what the problem was. Be it YouTube, YouTube TV or YouTube Music, both the video service's sites and mobile apps are down at the moment. No explanation as to the disruption was given, but the official YouTube Twitter account did address the outage.

One of Google's subsidiaries, Youtube was launched in 2005.

Say goodbye to all your favourite let's players, game walkthroughs and new game trailers, YouTube is down! "If you continue to experience issues, please let us know". (Supplied) Millions of users were met with a blank screen or "server error" messages when they try to access YouTube. The team had acknowledged earlier that they had received the reports of YouTube being down and they are looking into it.

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