YouTube users are in a state of collapse as the worldwide video sharing website stopped working.
Alphabet Inc’s Google said late Wednesday it was fixing a bug that triggered the outage monitoring website Downdetector.com said affected about 286,000 users.
“Our team is aware of the problem and is working on a solution. We will post all updates here,” YouTube said in a tweet.
The problem started around 11:53 p.m., according to the monitoring site, when users were complaining about issues watching videos on the platform.
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about how many users were affected by the outage on the video streaming platform.
The YouTube post states, “If you’re having trouble watching videos on YouTube, you are not alone. Our team is aware of the problem and is working on a solution. We will post all updates here.”
Users went to Twitter to express their frustrations with the hashtag #YouTubeDOWN.
One user said, “You think you’re upset. I’m paying for YouTube Premium and YouTube TV and both of my services are down.
“We’d better get a free month for the lack of entertainment. I’m spending $ 80 + $ a month on entertainment from YouTube and I can’t watch any of it right now.”
Another agreed: “Premium subscribers definitely deserve a free month for it, just to say the least.”
While one angry mother added, “Please fix it ASAP! I have a kid who won’t sleep without watching her favorite Ozzy Osbourne videos!”
Another said, “Guy, I watched a tutorial on life, but YouTube helped me.”
And one more: “Daily Motion now that YouTube has decided to crash.”
Although they boasted, “Fortunately, I’m lame and upload the videos I want to see well in advance. I’m sorry for anyone who spontaneously clicks on videos like a normal person.”
On November 3rd, YouTube also tweeted to apologize to all users who saw “bugs” in YouTube Studio.