CAPE TOWN – Users across the world took to social media around 3am in outrage as YouTube had been experiencing major outage and content was inaccessible for just over two hours.
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
YouTube TV and YouTube Music are also affected by the service disruption.
YouTube has acknowledged the outage in a tweet.
“We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed,” the Team YouTube account says. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated", the company said.
However, this isn't the first time the service has been down. During the World Cup, YouTube TV did suffer service interruption and channel pages went down for a while in April.
At around 5am, the service was back up and running. It is still unknown as to what caused the downtime.
We're back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know. https://t.co/NVU5GP7Sy6— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
Here are what users had to say about the downtime:
Noooo. . YouTube TV won't let me see the episode I was watching when it crashed. Period.— Ree (@Ree06114033) October 17, 2018
Still not working for me pic.twitter.com/Zgdrns3gbg— John T (@jt3jt3) October 17, 2018
NOT TRUE. YouTube TV is still down. We are not getting the service we paid for. pic.twitter.com/MJJkffuOMs— SunStormC (@SunStormC925) October 17, 2018
One tweet by the Philadelphia Police suggested that American users were calling 911 to report the downtime.
Yes, our @YouTube is down, too. No, please don't call 911 - we can't fix it.— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) October 17, 2018
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