YouTube Goes Down on Thursday Morning

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Posted: 4 years 35 weeks ago

YouTube went down on Thursday morning for about an hour or two, according to reports. Google confirmed the outage.

The site reportedly displayed the same "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" error it did on March 2, when the site went down for a short period. Then, videos embedded in other sites failed to play, although embedded YouTube videos apparently played during this outage, according to Mashable and reports on Twitter.

"YouTube is up again following a technical issue which has now been resolved," a Google representative said in an emailed statement. "We know how important YouTube is for people and apologize for any inconvenience the downtime may have caused."

Google did not explain the technical issue.

At press time, YouTube had not posted a message about the outage on its status blog explaining the outage; the site has still not updated the status blog since December 14.

Originally posted to AppScout. This story was updated at 8:06 AM PT with a comment from Google.