YouTube struggling to get back online after global outage

Posted October 19, 2018

The online video streaming service YouTube is up and running again after an outage lasting nearly two hours.

YouTube is used by billions of users around the globe on a daily basis and is backed by Google's robust digital infrastructure.

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The world's second most used search engine, YouTube, was down for a portion of users Tuesday evening. By 9:25 p.m., nearly 50,000 users tweeted with the hashtag "YouTubeDOWN".

Users reported that YouTube TV and YouTube Music were also down. "If you continue to experience issues, please let us know", the company said in a post to its official Twitter account. The Team Youtube had taken cognizance of the major issue saying that "it is working to resolve issue".

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A little over an hour later, the issue has been resolved. However, with the company restoring the services and fixing the issue, YouTubers are a delighted lot.

In related news, last month, Google announced that it's merging the gaming-centric features of YouTube Gaming to YouTube's primary website. YouTube TV suffered service intrusion at an unfavorable time amid this current summer's World Cup, be that as it may, and channel pages went down for some time in April.

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