The largest video provider worldwide, YouTube has been hit by a worldwide outage.
Thousands of users have been unable to watch their favorite videos on the website, app and streaming service.
According to Daily Mail, issues hit the platform around 4 pm ET Tuesday, plaguing the website, app and the company’s streaming service, YouTube TV.
The number impacted by the outage out of more than 2.7 billion active users as of 2023, is unknown.
The platform began in 2005 after the site’s co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the first video. But DownDetector’s site which monitors online outages, shows over 4,000 issue reports in the US. But other Countries like the UK, India, Australia and parts of Europe have also been hit.
The platform addressed the outage on X at 4:46 pm ET in a post: ‘We’re aware of the issue, working on a fix [right now]! Thanks for your patience.
Approximately 51 percent of users report having problems with the website, 28 percent cited the app, and 20 percent cannot connect to YouTube’s streaming service.
The Newspaper, said the 18-second clip shows Karim standing in front of an elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, telling the camera that the animals have ‘really long trunks.’