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YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide

19 October 2018

YouTube's sudden outage left many users in despair after the site went down for nearly two hours.

YouTube services have now been restored, as the video streaming service had suffered an outage, experienced across many parts of the globe.

A technical glitch prevented access to the Google-owned platform, including its YouTube TV and YouTube Music, just before 12.30pm today.

"We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed", the Team YouTube account says.

We will keep this story updated with more details as information becomes available.

On Wednesday 17 October 2018, YouTube fans around the world woke up to only to find issues connecting to the service.

Yep, YouTube is down and you are not alone. Mexico, Brazil and European Union countries have also been affected, according to reports on the Down Detector monitoring site. The users who are trying to access the platform are seeing an internal error message.

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Users flocked to Twitter to complain about the service disruption, which lasted about two hours, according to 9 to 5 Google. "We're back! Thanks for all of your patience".

They tweeted: "We're back!"

In its 13 -year history, YouTube has not seen downtime too many times.

Some users reported "Error 500" or "Error 503", which are indications of a server error or a service that is unavailable, respectively.

However, it is not yet known how the world's largest video sharing website suddenly got stalled.

The issue follows a technical problem for Twitter on Tuesday, when the code used to send notifications to user's phones began appearing on screens around the world.

YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide