“We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now — our team is aware and looking into it,” YouTube said in a statement on Twitter. “We’ll update you here as soon as we have more news.”
Downdetector, a service that registers complaints about unavailable internet services, showed tens of thousands of people were unable to use Google and its apps.
Internet services fail from time to time for a variety of reasons: server errors, incorrectly installed maintenance routines or a host of other potential goofs and glitches. Google’s most recent major outage took place in September, when Google Docs went down for several hours.