This morning, YouTube users who tried to access and or upload videos were greeted with “500 Internal Server Error’ and ‘503 Network Error’ messages. Videos won’t load and eventually the Google-owned streaming site went blank. YouTube took to Twitter to apologize for the inconvenience and announced that they are working on resolving the issue.
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018
Users check on YouTube for countless hours of entertainment. Many students use it for studying and more people including businesses and YouTubers rely on the platform for their livelihood. YouTube experienced a global shutdown for more than an hour and the online community was starting to panic. It seems like “human civilization is now on the brink of collapse”. Here are the internet’s funniest reactions to YouTube shutting down.
That moment it sinks in that YouTube is down so you wont be able to pass your test tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/T67O2VAaFh— Abdurraheem Siddiqui (@abdraheemxx) October 17, 2018
Youtube: *is down*— Chloe ¹²⁷ (@ncityongie) October 17, 2018
All of Twitter currently because YouTube is down: pic.twitter.com/mIdhVX3zpr— Lina Lecompte (@LinaLecompte) October 17, 2018
Where I'm gonna start uploading videos now that YouTube is down: pic.twitter.com/VWIPfGtKFN— LOVEBUG (@theneedledrop) October 17, 2018
Jesus is coming back. It’s in the Bible that the day YouTube goes down and stops working and they don’t fix it jesus is coming back. pic.twitter.com/hggyalcGeA— angry child (@LilJojoDaThug) October 17, 2018
So I hear @YouTube is back online pic.twitter.com/CL930xwTRg— AlphaOmegaSin of the Dead ? (@AlphaOmegaSin) October 17, 2018
YouTube is finally back. This last hour was the worst worrying, stress Inducing nights of my life. I'm going to bed pic.twitter.com/U7BCOE2bGT— ?ghoulillaz_demonz? (@gorillaz_dayz) October 17, 2018
Me realizing my chance of clout is over now that youtube is back up pic.twitter.com/hq7gmYHyul— Evi (@spunkycookies) October 17, 2018
The entire online community when #Youtube is back online... pic.twitter.com/90qInJU7fD— Adam Walker (@MaleStylist) October 17, 2018