YOUTUBE DOWN – Update 1:
YouTube’s official Twitter channels have acknowledged the issue and are currently attempting to resolve it as quick as they can.
Writing on the official @TeamYouTube Twitter account, a message was sent out which read:
“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.”
Unfortunately, there’s no follow up information on how long this outage could occur or what has caused the issues to begin with.
However, it doesn’t appear to be the more common Error message seen by users in the past when YouTube has encountered bad service issues.
That particular issue was Error Code 500 and would normally see users encounter a message which read:
“500 Internal Server Error. Sorry, something went wrong.
“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with the situation.
“If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them).”
Today’s outage appears to be related to Error 503 and by all accounts means a completely separate problem is causing the issues.
Original article appeared in the Daily Star.