YouTube down: Major outage prompts outcry on social media

YouTube experiences widespread outage

UPDATE 4.02pm: YouTube is back up and running after users around the world reported having issues with the site.

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

YouTube said on Twitter that it is working on the problem but did not explain what happened. Google bought the site in November 2006 for $1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

At the time of writing, the same handle sent out a fresh tweet, confirming the restoration of services.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologised for the downtime but did not provide additional details for the outage.

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At 8:00 p.m., the company announced the website was functioning again: "We're back! If you continue to experience issues, please let us know".

This includes people using streaming devices such as Google's very own Chromecast, set-top boxes like the Apple TV or Roku, video game consoles, and smart TVs. "We apologize for any inconvenience". The outage seems to be affecting users worldwide.

The video-sharing website is seeing a massive service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of West and East Coasts.

YouTube appears to be getting online for most users, although Team YouTube has not tweeted anything about the website being fully restored yet.

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