YouTube services restored after hours-long outage

Yes, YouTube is down — it's not just you

YouTube says they're now working to fix access issues, after users reported outages all over the world.

YouTube said on Twitter that it is working on the problem but did not explain what happened. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated", it said in a tweet. Attempts to visit individual channels on the website returned "500 Internal Server Error" messages. "Please try again later".

In July, the YouTube TV subscription-television service in the United States went down for at least an hour in the middle of the World Cup semifinal between England and Croatia. Those trying to access videos or upload content were greeted with an error message.

YouTube went offline at around 9 a.m. this morning, surprising a lot of internet users.

Saudis vow to hit back against any measures over Jamal Khashoggi
It comes as one of the first signs of the economic pain that Riyadh could suffer over the suspected murder. This news has coincided with a massive WWE event that is set to take place on 2 November in Saudi Arabia.

After a global outage that lasted over an hour, YouTube is back and up and running.

Reporting site aussieoutages.com.au showed a spike in issues logged just before 1pm, with more than 2000 users indicating they couldn't access YouTube.

'YouTube is down? Omg why?' tweeted one social media user who could not fathom what was taking place.

However, the Facebook-owned picture sharing platform had resolved the issue after some time.

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