YouTube had problems on Friday morning, especially in Europe, which prevented users from seeing videos. The video platform showed ‘Does not exist’ for a short time when retrieving videos. It is the second time in a short time that YouTube has problems.
The problems seem to be mainly in Europe, Japan, Australia, and some Asian countries, based on reports on social media, which Downdetector has brought. In a short time, many reports appeared on Twitter. A little after 12.00 Dutch time, the problems seemed solved.
It is the second time in a short time that YouTube has problems. On the night of Tuesday 16 October on Wednesday 17 October, the video platform was down for a short time worldwide. In the event of this failure, the team behind the service confirmed the problems; that has not happened yet. Details about both problems, and whether there is a relationship between the failures, are not known.
It is not often that YouTube has large-scale connectivity problems.