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The panic is over... YouTube outage ended after 90 minutes

Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 16, 2018

You may resume your procrastination. After nearly a 90-minute outage on Tuesday, YouTube service has been restored, but not before causing some to express their frustrations out on the company. 

According to the Down Detector, the outage was felt by coast-to-coast by thousands of users. 

The reports started coming in of YouTube's outage around 9:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday. By 10:45 p.m. ET, users were reporting that they were able to view programming once again. 

There is no word on what caused YouTube service to go out. 

YouTube is the second-most visited website on the internet. According to YouTube, it has 1 billion active users, making up almost one-third of the internet.

Some on social media did no react well to Tuesday's events. 


One person who did not procrastinate was whoever runs YouTube's support Twitter account. YouTube responded to a number of messages from viewers informing the company of the outage. 

Sports fans were frustrated by Tuesday's outage. Those who subscribe to YouTube TV were unable to view the MLB Playoffs or opening night games in the NBA.

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs or on Facebook.