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Users worldwide reported that YouTube was down for many people for at least an hour on Tuesday night, October 16. The reason is not yet known, but reports came in fast worldwide. This is unusual for one of the most popular websites in the world. So far, YouTube hasn’t issued an official statement about what happened except to note that they are working on the problem and to later note that it was fixed. Although the site may have occasionally had brief issues in the past, being down this long is very rare. Some regions are reporting that the site is beginning to start working correctly again as of about 10 p.m. Eastern, but others are still having issues. By 11 p.m. Eastern, YouTube had reported that the problem was resolved, without providing an explanation. By 1:30 a.m., YouTube was still responding to earlier tweets, explaining the problem was fixed, and offering advice to those with YouTube TV who felt they should get some kind of refund.

YouTube Says the Problem Is Resolved, But Hasn’t Identified the Cause of the Outage

YouTube hasn’t identified the problem yet, but did acknowledge on Twitter that they are working on the issue, and then later said the problem was fixed. They wrote: “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.”

YouTube later reported that the problem was fixed: “We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know.”

However, the problems aren’t completely fixed. Around 1 a.m. YouTube was still acknowledging some issues with YouTube TV. But around 1:30 a.m., they said that this issue should be fixed by now too.

If you’re still having trouble with YouTube TV or feel that you should get some kind of refund for not being able to watch a game, for example, you can contact a specialist here.

Down Detector Reports Skyrocketed Worldwide in a Short Amount of Time

Here were reports from Down Detector during the crash: