YouTube back online after outage disrupts services

The YouTube app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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April 12 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube (GOOGL.O) said on Tuesday it had resolved issues that had disrupted some functionality for several thousand of its users on the online video-sharing and social media platform.

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

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

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

Users also reported problems accessing the YouTube TV live-streaming platform, according to the outage tracking website.

The problem affecting the platform was not immediately clear.

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Reporting by Akash Sriram and Mrinmay Dey in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel and Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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