Last night, YouTube, the second most visited website in the world, experienced technical issues that knocked users off the platforms for more than an hour, stirring a global outrage.
The Google-owned streaming site quickly took to Twitter to acknowledge the access issues, while thanking users for “your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues.”
CNET added that users who tried to access videos or upload content were greeted with an error message that said “500 Internal Server Error.”
The error is usually associated with a temporary condition, especially when servers are overloaded and cannot handle the volume of traffic trying to access it. It is usually a temporary condition.
YouTube had said it was “working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”
The outage apparently began at 9 p.m. ET and services seemed to have restored after 10:30 p.m. ET.