Is YouTube Down?

Is YouTube not working for everyone right now? Get current YouTube outages, status, timeouts and issue reports today.

  
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YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google
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YouTube outage report graph

This chart above shows error reports submitted in the past 24 hours (one day) compared to the recent average over similar days. The status of is marked as "down" when the number of reported errors is significantly higher than the average errors.

YouTube website request errors

This graph shows YouTube errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for YouTube and errors for their site.



More about YouTube service

YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. It was launched on February 14, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. It is the second most visited website, right after Google itself. YouTube has more than one billion monthly users who collectively watch more than one billion hours of videos each day. As of May 2019, videos were being uploaded at a rate of more than 500 hours of content per minute. In October 2006, YouTube was bought by Google for $1.65 billion. Google's ownership of YouTube has also changed its business model; it no longer generates revenue from advertisements alone. YouTube now offers paid content such as movies and exclusive content. YouTube and approved creators participate in Google's AdSense program, which generates more revenue for both parties. It has since evolved from a small video streaming platform to a large service with reported revenues of $19.8 billion in 2020.

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What should I do if YouTube is unavailable?
If YouTube is UP but you can't load the page, here are some helpful troubleshooting steps:
Refresh
Try refreshing your browser page or close any accompanying applications and retry opening them.
Check if access to YouTube is blocked
Access to YouTube may be blocked due to an antivirus or firewall configuration either on your own computer or phone or by an employer or network. Check for anti-virus programs or firewalls installed on your machine. Alternatively, try to use the website or app via another network like one on a mobile phone so you can access YouTube.
Clear browser cache and cookies
Try clearing your browser cache and cookies and change the IP address of the computer by disconnecting and reconnecting the internet. Then try to access YouTube again.
DNS Cache
To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the YouTube site again.
Web Browser Plugins
If you are still having trouble accessing YouTube, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to YouTube