YouTube fans had to find a new pastime for two hours today, as the site experienced an apparent technical issue that prevented videos from loading.
Users began reporting problems just before 7 PM ET, per the DownDetector site, which monitors internet outages.
YouTube’s website was accessible throughout the problem, but clicking on a video resulted in a black screen and a constantly loading circle without resolution.
Twitter was a hub of complaints, with the #YouTubeDOWN hashtag trending.
YouTube acknowledged the problem in a tweet, but did not specify what caused the outage. “…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.”
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