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[UPDATE]YouTube appears to be down at the moment

[ UPDATE 12/11/2020 10:30 ]: YouTube is now up again. They have confirmed that the issue has been fixed across all devices and services.

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Having trouble playing YouTube videos this morning? You’re not alone and it appears that YouTube is having some technical issues at the moment.

YouTube cannot play videos

At the time of writing, we can still load the YouTube desktop website and we can still browse and search for videos on the YouTube app. However, when you try to hit the play button, it doesn’t seem to load. Eventually, you’ll see an error message as shown above.

YouTube is aware of the problem and they have acknowledged the issue on Twitter. According to the video streaming platform, they are working on a fix as soon as possible.

According to downdetector, there’s a surge of new YouTube complaints since 8am this morning. Most complaints are coming from the US and Europe based on the live outage map.

Are you facing issues loading YouTube videos on both desktop and mobile? Let us know in the comments below.

Alexander Wong