YouTube back up after worldwide outage

FILE PHOTO: YouTube signage is seen at their offices in London
FILE PHOTO: YouTube signage is seen at their offices in King's Cross, London, Britain, September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

November 12, 2020

(Reuters) – YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google <GOOGL.O>, 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 p.m. 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.

Google did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on the outage.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath and Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich and Anil D’Silva)