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YouTube reports global outage, mainly on smart TV apps; restored later

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: With the global outage of several social networking websites being in the news for the past few months, the video-sharing application YouTube became the most recent networking platform to report a mass outage for thousands of its users.

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Alphabet Inc’s YouTube announced in the early hours of Wednesday that the services of the application were disrupted for users across the globe. According to the company, users from different countries were not able to sign into their accounts, use the navigation bar, and other issues.

Announcing the outage at around 2:00 am IST on April 13, YouTube posted on Twitter, “Getting reports from around the globe the that some of you are having trouble with certain features across YouTube services (e.g. logging in, switching accounts & using the navigation bar) – we’re aware & working on a fix.”

“All fixed – you should now be able to log in, switch between accounts, and use the account menu & navigation bar across all services (YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, YouTube Studio) and devices,” YouTube tweeted.

Nearly 10,000 users had reported issues with the service on Downdetector, a website that tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.

Logging in, switching accounts and using the navigation bar was among the issues faced by users, YouTube tweeted at the time of disruption.

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Users had also reported issues with accessing the live television platform YouTube TV, according to the outage-tracking website.

The issue affecting the platform was not immediately clear.

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