Billions of people around the world collectively held their breaths after YouTube went down last evening.
It was a catastrophe of near-biblical proportions as users of the platform did what people do in 2020, take to other social media to share their horror stories and find comfort in the arms of other sufferers who sent the hashtag #YouTubeDOWN trending on Twitter.
YouTube addressed the outage in a tweet: “If you’re having trouble watching videos on YouTube right now, you’re not alone — our team is aware of the issue and working on a fix. We’ll follow up here with any updates.”
That did little to comfort its legion of loyal users who spend hours on end searching for recipes, watching try on hauls and viewing reviews of products they will not buy.
Almost two hours later, or an eternity for the rest of us, YouTube shared that the issue was resolved, tweeting: “And we’re back — we’re so sorry for the interruption. This is fixed across all devices & YouTube services, thanks for being patient with us.”