YouTube Affirms Site Downtime as Outages Strike

Several social media websites are experiencing outages on Tuesday morning. YouTube confirmed that some users are having trouble loading videos on the platform; meanwhile, platforms like Discord and Meta’s Threads, Facebook and Instagram are down as well. YouTube also shared an update on its X account, which links to the support page. thanks to everyone who sent notes about loading issues with YouTube: we're on it! 🔍 will follow up here once things are back to normal, you can also follow our Help Community post for details ➡️ https://t.co/4Ezmtku3Em — TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) March 5, 2024The root cause of these widespread outages remains unclear.

Multiple social media websites are currently facing technical difficulties this Tuesday morning. YouTube has confirmed that some users are experiencing difficulties loading videos on the platform. Additionally, platforms like Discord, Meta’s Threads, Facebook, and Instagram are also experiencing outages.

In a statement released on Google’s support page, they acknowledged that users may be encountering an empty homepage, error messages, spinning wheels while scrolling on Shorts, and running out of content to watch on the platform’s infinite feed.

“Rest assured, we’re actively working on a solution!” the statement reassures users.

YouTube also provided an update through their X account, directing users to the support page for further details.

Thanks to everyone who has brought to our attention the current loading issues on YouTube. We’re aware of the situation and are taking steps to resolve it. We will provide updates here as things return to normal. Alternatively, you can follow our Help Community post for additional information.

At this time, the root cause of these widespread outages is still unknown. In some cases, when multiple platforms face outages simultaneously, it is often due to them using the same cloud computing services, such as AWS. However, AWS has not reported any issues, and both Meta and Google are large enough to operate their own data centers independently. As a result, these outages are usually rare occurrences.

This is a developing story and updates will be provided as they become available.

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