YouTube Went Down Around the World Today Prompting Outcry on Social Media

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"We apologize for any inconvenience".

Video sharing giant YouTube suffered from widespread outage on October 17.

After everyone was without their favorite videos, the site was finally restored and the official Team YouTube Twitter account comforted everyone saying: "We're back!"

Last night YouTube went down for more than an hour, affecting locations around the world.

Some users from around the world also stated that the mobile-based app of YouTube wasn't functioning.

Instead of clicking through to the content they want, users have been seeing YouTube Internal 500 Error messages instead.

Among the viral tweets was a photo featuring an immobilized university lecture room where the syllabus centered on YouTube.

At 8:00 p.m., the company announced the website was functioning again: "We're back!"

Reporting site showed a spike in issues logged just before 1pm, with more than 2000 users indicating they couldn't access YouTube. Over 1.8 billion people visit YouTube each month, according to a Business Insider report in May. The team had acknowledged earlier that they had received the reports of YouTube being down and they are looking into it.

YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees who needed a way to share a video with each other.