YouTube suffers worldwide outage

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YouTube, the second-most visited website in the world, went down on Tuesday evening, users said, and the issue appears to be affecting people around the world. Only few details were immediately available.

The outage began just after 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday. On the desktop version, people who go to YouTube see the website’s template, but no videos are shown, and video pages display the following message: “An error occurred. Please try again later.”

Users of the app are also unable to use the service.

It was not immediately known what caused the problem or how long it will take to resolve. Reports about the outage are coming in from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

“Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues,” YouTube said in a statement. “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.”

Other websites were overwhelmed with visitors as people tried to find out why the video-sharing website is down. BNO News and websites that detect outages went offline, and #YouTubeDOWN is trending on Twitter.

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