YouTube log. Photo: Reuters

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.


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. 

Here are what users had to say about the downtime:

One tweet by the Philadelphia Police suggested that American users were calling 911 to report the downtime. 


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