If you just woke up and tried to watch some Youtube video this morning, you would be greeted by a blank template page with no content on it. This is because Youtube is down and it is not your browser’s or internet’s fault.
One of Google’s services going down is quite a rare occurrence especially when it happens on a global scale. There had been multiple reports in the past hours that people just can’t seem to access Youtube.
Being the second most visited website in the world, having this happen is a pretty big deal. So far there is no official update or statement given by the Youtube team for the cause of the downtime.
Stay tuned[UPDATE 9:50am]
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
Youtube has finally acknowledged the downtime via Twitter. Seems that they are working on a fix which might be an indication that the problem is quite severe.[UPDATE 10:17am]
Seems that Youtube is partially fixed. The front page loads but none of the videos are viewable.
Unofficially, Youtube services are restored and are now back to normal