YouTube Faces Global Outage, Company to Resolve Issue

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YouTube's sudden outage left many users in despair after the site went down for nearly two hours.

The YouTube team however was quick to put out a tweet acknowledging the outage and promised that they were working on the problem.

Google services including YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music suffered widespread outages Tuesday night, but the issues have since been resolved. "We apologize for the problems you are facing".

Perhaps most infamously, Pakistan's government accidentally caused an hours-long global YouTube blackout a decade ago by attempting to censor a trailer for an anti-Islamic film. A live report, even as the outage was being experienced, indicated that more than 2000 complaints had been received till that time.

You were not alone - YouTube was down from approximately 6 around 7:20 p.m on Tuesday.

Team YouTube said the service was back up by 3.45am today. The users reported seeing a "500 Internal Server Error" on their screens instead of YouTube.

As the second-most visited website in the world, YouTube users were most upset that they were blocked from watching their favorite videos or streaming the latest vlogger content.

The video-sharing website is seeing a massive service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of West and East Coasts. Meanwhile, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is also expected to testify before the US Congress for privacy issues related to the company's operations. We bring you 10 of the hilarious memes made during this YouTube outage.

Users of the app are also unable to use the service.

CBS News had reached out for comment during the outage, but YouTube didn't respond beyond the company's Twitter posts. "We're back! Thanks for all of your patience".

In a short statement on Twitter, YouTube said it was aware of the issue and was working on a fix.

According to Google Trends, a glut of people began searching for Vimeo and Dailymotion as soon as YouTube went offline.