Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, November 11
YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, said late on Wednesday it had fixed a glitch that led to a worldwide outage of the video-streaming service.
DownDetector.com, a website which monitors outages, showed nearly 286,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the service.
The issue started at around 6:53 pm ET (23:53 GMT), according to Downdetector.com, with users complaining about trouble in watching videos on the platform.
“We’re so sorry for the interruption. This is fixed across all devices & YouTube services,” YouTube said in a tweet https://bit.ly/36r4sjz, without explaining what had caused the outage.
If you’re having trouble watching videos on YouTube right now, you’re not alone – our team is aware of the issue and working on a fix. We’ll follow up here with any updates.
– TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 12, 2020
Google did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on the outage.
When the netizens realised that their YouTube app wasn’t actually glitching, but it was a global outage of sorts — they expressed their frustration through hilarious memes. – With Reuters
– Tyler (@ 7ylerCF) November 12, 2020
– Tina Devi (@TinaDevixxx) November 12, 2020
– Miles 🇺🇸🇺🇸➐ (@milesswya) November 12, 2020
– Editz On Stickz #OneOfAkind (@TubeEditz) November 12, 2020
Me being bored
YouTube starts working
It stop after 5 seconds pic.twitter.com/yI8v6qHdXk
– The Kitty Legends (@LegendsKitty) November 12, 2020
#YouTubeDOWN Me: “well let’s spend more time on youtube since its 2020”.
– _deathlxrd_ (@AlekssJansons) November 12, 2020
– dinosaurnugget (@WelchJazzy) November 12, 2020
– Nayumeii 玉梅 (@ YumeiiDesu78) November 12, 2020