YouTube experiences unexplained outage for over one hour

Video site YouTube experiencing a worldwide outage

Video site YouTube experiencing a worldwide outage

Earlier, when users tried to access YouTube videos, they encountered error messages.

Messages posted to YouTube's Twitter page indicated the company was aware of the issue and was "actively working" to resolve it.

We will keep this story updated with more details as information becomes available.

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

Terrified Youtube users took to Twitter seeking answers amid fears they may have to actually start doing work now. In the USA too, it was only the Western and Eastern parts that appeared to be having this outage issue, as reported by users.

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Last night YouTube went down for more than an hour, affecting locations around the world. YouTube has over a billion users, and every minute, over 100 hours of footage is uploaded to the site.

There is no word yet on when YouTube service will be restored. (Facebook) Users were met with "user error" messages when they try to log in.

The Google-owned video website apologised for the issues around accessing YouTube and its YouTube TV and Music subscription services - but has not explained what happened.

Some of the terms most searched for during the outage included "YouTube is down", "YouTube down", and "YouTube error".

Google Trends provides a snapshot of how people began searching video sites Dailymotion and Vimeo during YouTube's blackout.

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