YouTube outage again, fourth time in 2018

Google's streaming service YouTube experienced a major outage on Wednesday morning as users complained that they were unable to access the website.

Update: YouTube has now restored the service and users from across the globe can now access both website and app without any problem.

The world's second most used search engine, YouTube, was down for a portion of users Tuesday evening.

Parts of the UK, Spain, Belgium and Poland are all noticably experiencing outages, as is Moscow. In addition, visiting produced a blank screen with only the YouTube logo displayed. Users posted screenshots of internal error 500 message worldwide.

Tweets from YouTube stars like Markiplier, CJ Faison, James Charles and Jeffree Star, a makeup vlogger, who Tweeted "I think @shanedawson's new video broke YouTube..."

Meanwhile, the company has acknowledged the issue and said: "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed". However, YouTube management was well aware of the issue and did their best to fix it as soon as possible.

Emilio Medina (@emiliomedina) thought about what YouTube celebrities would do for income when the platform goes offline. After a few anxious hours, YouTube came back to life and its team thanked everyone for sticking around.

People have taken to social media to voice their dismay, Twitter in particular. Well, after an hour of struggle, YouTube is back online and is thanking you all for the patience you kept during this outage! The world's largest video sharing network went down for over 30 minutes around the world.

  • Kara Saunders