YouTube just crashed and no one seems to know what’s going on
If you have tried to access YouTube or watch any YouTube videos in the past 10 minutes, then you’re probably seeing some type of error message
Less than 10 minutes ago, we posted an awesome article about a robot dog doing the running man to Bruno Mars’ "Uptown Funk." Now, we’re not only unable to view those awesome videos but it seems that YouTube has completely shut down. The videos posted are showing “500 Internal Server Error” messages and there has been a massive uptick in error reports from around the world. No one quite knows what’s going on – not even the people of Twitter (although Team YouTube has acknowledged the problem).
We’re not sure whether it’s from Google’s servers or if there’s been a massive attack on the video hosting company. In a tweet published late Tuesday evening, the team over at YouTube said “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
Hopefully, YouTube will resurface sometime soon and we will be able to get back to watching awesome cat videos and Casey Neistat vlogs. Still, it’s crazy to think that such a massive website can just seemingly shut down in an instance.
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