Is YouTube Down Right Now? Live Status Updates – 4/2

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Widespread issues are currently being reported with YouTube. The issue, which was reported on YouTube’s Twitter account at 3:27 p.m. EST, was apparently fixed in less than an hour. As of 5 p.m. EST on April 2, 2018, YouTube was working.

Seeing this 500 error message on YouTube? We're on it! pic.twitter.com/ArPDUDxUcp

— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) April 2, 2018

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005.

The video streaming service allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users, offering a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos.

As of August 2017, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world by Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company.

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