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YouTube is experiencing a major outage. Users across the world started to notice that the video service’s sites and mobile apps were down around 9:20PM ET, and everything remains inaccessible more than an hour later. YouTube TV and YouTube Music are also affected by the service disruption.

YouTube has acknowledged the outage in a tweet. “We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed,” the Team YouTube account says. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.” As of 10.35PM ET, the account is still replying to reports of the outage saying that the team is working on the problem.

As with all Google-operated services, serious downtime for YouTube is pretty rare. YouTube TV did suffer service interruption at an inopportune time during this summer’s World Cup, however, and channel pages went down for a while in April. 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.

Update, 10:40PM ET: Multiple Verge staffers are reporting that service has been restored, though YouTube itself is yet to confirm a fix.

Update, 11:01PM ET: YouTube says it has restored service, bringing the saga to an end.

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What do I do with my life now? Does this mean I actually have to get a TV subscrip- oh wait, lol I have Netflix.

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I uploaded a ~48 minute long video to my channel last night, something I have done without issue in the past. It processed and uploaded free of any hiccups, but the video is acting very strangely. I have sent it to friends, and it appears to be working in the embedded message links okay - but only at 360p. When I try to watch the video directly on YouTube, the thumbnail appears in a degraded quality, while the YouTube play button sits in the middle of the video and a loading circle spins in perpetuity.

I really do not fully understand what the problem is here. The video contains audio that briefly peaked at certain points, which is the only thing that I think sets it apart from the other videos of a similar style that I have uploaded successfully in the past.

Anyone know what's going on and how I might be able to fix it?

Thanks!

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So I downloaded the YouTube Vanced APK last night (not a tech savvy dude, just download a few APKs here and there) and everything was working fine from what I could tell. I look now and Youtube isnt keeping track of my watch history anymore. Not sure if that started with the APK or if it's a result of the issues Youtube had last night, or something entirely different! Anyone have any clue?

Ps - My watch history isnt paused

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Oooh no you don't

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Posted byMemetastic7 hours ago

YouTube is down.

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I cannot access my youtube settings at all. I keep getting 500 Internal Server Error. I have tried incognito mode as well as another browser. Anyone else run into this issue or have potential solutions?

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I CANT ACCESS YOUTUBE AT ALL.

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