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YouTube back up after widespread outage

YouTube Down Memes Video site YouTube experiencing a worldwide outage
Mandy Jefferson | 19 October, 2018, 09:13

During the hour-long outage, YouTube users left without their ability to end the day with their favorite Vine compilations and cat videos took to Twitter to make jokes and complain.

The widespread outage affected YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music, and the Google-owned firm said it was looking into the issue after complaints poured in from around 1:30am.

YouTube says it's "working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed".

Some of the terms most searched for during the outage included "YouTube is down", "YouTube down", and "YouTube error". By 9:25 p.m., nearly 50,000 users tweeted with the hashtag "YouTubeDOWN".

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As part of its apology, YouTube extended one week credit to YouTube TV customers.

There were a couple server errors users noticed during the outage, including 503 and 500 error messages. The site infrastructure was still loading for users, but the videos themselves did not play and were replaced by error messages imploring users to "please try again later". Users could not access the website since Tuesday evening and the website inaccessibility extended to Wednesday morning. Thank you for the patience of the people. We bring you 10 of the hilarious memes made during this YouTube outage.

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According to a report in the Hindustan Times, in 2008 when YouTube was still at its nascent stage, the video networking platform was cut off for nearly two-thirds of the world following a crackdown by the Pakistan government.

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