YouTube is scrambling to get back online amid worldwide outage

Kelley Robertson
October 19, 2018

The issue was reported by people around the world including India, United States and United Kingdom. For a major site like YouTube, an outage that lasted for more than an hour is quite notable.

However, it is not yet known how the world's largest video sharing website suddenly got stalled.

There were a couple server errors users noticed during the outage, including 503 and 500 error messages. But as the company has said, it is working on restoring the services back again, which has become a necessity in the lives of many.

Emilio Medina (@emiliomedina) thought about what YouTube celebrities would do for income when the platform goes offline. "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed".

In response to the inconvenient down time, YouTube sent out emails to subscribers apologizing and offering a free week of service.

As at the time of publishing this article, the cause of the outage is not known as YouTube is yet to reveal the cause. The application had failed to open with an error message with users complaining about the issue on social media.

It took more than an hour for the YouTube team to bring back the website.

Twitter community threw jabs to the YouTuber who relied on the service instead of getting "real" jobs. "No, please don't call 911 - we can't fix it". They started working on amusing memes about YouTube being down and created many hilarious ones. In July, YouTube TV suffered a nationwide outage during the 2018 World Cup semifinal match between England and Croatia.

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