Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

YouTube back online after brief outage

YouTube back online after brief outage

YouTube users have been confronted with error messages as they tried to login, upload or watch content on the hugely-popular video platform.

YouTube says they're now working to fix access issues, after users reported outages all over the world.

Given the scale of the problem, it is unknown how long we will can expect a fix to take.

YouTube tweeted that they apologized for the inconvenience and would keep users updated at 8:41 p.m.

Customers from across the world appear to have suffered an outage of YouTube service for around 2 hours Tuesday.

The YouTube outage follows criticism surrounding the Google+ shutdown announcement, as the Alphabet-owned company did inform users of the data leak, that had been detected in March. In the United States too, it was only the Western and Eastern parts that appeared to be having this outage issue, as reported by users.

Among the viral tweets was a photo featuring an immobilized university lecture room where the syllabus centered on YouTube. Be it YouTube, YouTube TV or YouTube Music, both the video service's sites and mobile apps are down at the moment.

YouTube has announced it's now letting advertisers run campaigns that specifically target users watching YouTube on television screens.

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Over 1.8 billion people visit YouTube each month, according to a Business Insider report in May.

When everything was back up and running, the Twitter account added, "We're back!"

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