One of the most leading online video-streaming platforms, YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, faced an outage at 6:53 PM ET (23:53 GMT) as reported by DownDetector.com, the most active website that tracks outrages. According to the website, around 286,000 incidents were reported about the outrage by people from all around the globe.
If you’re having trouble watching videos on YouTube right now, you’re not alone – our team is aware of the issue and working on a fix. We’ll follow up here with any updates.— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 12, 2020
The company confirmed that there is something not right with the website around 7:23 PM ET in a tweet.
As a result of the outage, the website was loading perfectly; as soon as a user opens a video, it would show the loading sign. However, a few moments later, the loading wheel changed into error screens.
...And we’re back – we’re so sorry for the interruption. This is fixed across all devices & YouTube services, thanks for being patient with us ❤️ https://t.co/1s0qbxQqc6— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 12, 2020
The tech giant itself confirmed that they had fixed the glitch, and YouTube is working well for everyone worldwide through a tweet at 9:13 PM ET. The videos started to play normally around 8:30 PM ET, but it took some time for the company to share the recovery news with the world.