YouTube was down across the world, leaving users unable to access the popular video-sharing site.
Users attempting to access the site were met with a largely blank page, with grey boxes where videos should be. Any attempt to play a video is triggering the message: “An error occurred. Please try again later”.YouTube has not had a major crash of this kind in recent memory, with only small bugs and glitches typically affecting the site’s status.
YouTube is on average the 2nd most visited website in the world, and this is the first major crash of the website in years.YouTube has confirm they are having problems with their website on twitter.
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.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
At around 10:30PM EST site was available but YouTube has not release any more information as to what cause the outage.