If you are unable to watch YouTube videos, you're not the only one, as the site appears to have crashed entirely for users worldwide.
In a very rare occurence, video sharing website has completely gone down, not loading any videos or menus on desktop or mobile versions.
Reports from around the world quickly came in, shared on social media as users complained that they were unable to watch videos on Tuesday evening.
YouTube has not had a major crash of this kind in recent memory, with only small bugs and glitches typically affecting the site's status.
YouTube is on average the 2nd most visited website in the world, and this is the first major crash of the website in years.
It comes on the same day that Twitter also had a major malfunction, sending out strange spam notifications to users mobile devices.
UPDATE - 8:00 PM PT
Team YouTube have confirmed that the website has been restored and should be fully operational for all users.
We're back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know. https://t.co/NVU5GP7Sy6— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
UPDATE - 7:40 PM PT
YouTube appears to be getting online for most users, although Team YouTube has not tweeted anything about the website being fully restored yet.
UPDATE - 6:41 PM PT
Team YouTube has now confirmed they are looking into the issue:
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
YouTube has become the most main stream video sharing website on the internet, and supports the living of 100,000's of content creators, making significant downtime costly for not only YouTube itself but also it's users.
YouTuber KSI, who has over 15 million subscribers, posted to Twitter soon after the crash was reported, jokingly retorting that it was "time to find a new job."
Youtube is down. Time to go get a real job lol— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) October 17, 2018
At the time of writing, YouTube has not publicly identified the cause of the downtime.
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