YouTube is experiencing sporadic outages for users across the globe.
This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. Don’t Try and Search YouTube
The site’s search function is the most affected. It returned for a time but as of 1:45 p.m. Eastern, it was down again.
2. It Started Out as a 502 Error
Users were getting a 502 error from Google when they logged on to the homepage. That appears to have been fixed with videos playing if clicked on from YouTube.com.
3. YouTube Has Only Ever Had Minor Outages
— Andrew Lynagh (@comicmonkey) March 12, 2014
4. YouTube Aren’t Saying Anything
Twitter was down yesterday, now it is YouTube down.
— Joe Pennington (@5NEWSJoe) March 12, 2014
YouTube have not commented on the outage. The last tweet from the company’s Twitter account game 14 hours before the outage:
— YouTube (@YouTube) March 12, 2014
5. Could This Be a Hack?
youtube got hacked???? LOL
— DVBBS (@DVBBS) March 12, 2014
The cause of the outage has not been revealed. After the November 2013 outage, YouTube didn’t comment on the cause.