AceShowbiz - Many people around the world are left confused and mad after not being able to access YouTube, the second most visited website in the world as of Tuesday night, October 16. It appears that the site is currently down following a rare outage for the Google-owned company.
According to reports, the video-streaming site started suffering issues for worldwide users at around 9 P.M. E.T. Through its official Twitter account, YouTube states, "Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated."
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
It's said that the problem arrives just shortly after Twitter started sending out nonsensical notifications to many of its users. However, the problem is now been sorted out.
Users of the site have been reporting the issue as the page shows 'Error 500' attempting to access and upload content. On the desktop version, users are able to see the website's template, though no videos are shown. Enraged costumers begin taking to social media to complain.
"YouTube has the audacity to be down when I'm trying to procrastinate and ignore my problems," says a diappointed user. Another user threatens to fight YouTube workers in a tweet, saying, "me fighting YouTube workers rn," alongside a video of two people getting into a fight.
Some are complaining that the issue is affecting them financially. "just signed up to Youtube Premium, now it's down. Money well spent...," says a user sarcastically. "Prayers go out to all the content creators that are losing money right now, since youtube is down .....," reads another tweet.
YouTube has roughly 2 billion monthly active users, so it's not surprising to see how the problem affects so many people.