YouTube massive outage affects 286,000 users

YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google , said late on Wednesday it was fixing an error, which outage monitoring website said affected about 286,000 users.

If you were trying to fire up a YouTube video just earlier and ran into issues: Don’t worry, it’s not just you. YouTube playback was down for many at the time, with widespread anecdotal reports as well as a spike over at DownDetector. However, the issue has since resolved and YouTube is officially back up.

“Our team is of the issue and working on a fix. We’ll follow up here with any updates,” YouTube said in a tweet

The issue started about 06:53 p.m. ET (23:53 GMT), according to, with users complaining about trouble in watching videos on the platform.

Google did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment about how many users were affected by the outage on the video-streaming platform.

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