Update: We got this statement from a YouTube spokesperson: “Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”
Nothing on the embed code so far.
YouTube has been acting weird for the past hour or so. Users are getting a variety of errors when visiting YouTube.com, and embedded videos are also frequently not working.
Here’s what we’re seeing from the site sometimes:
Other times we’re being prompted to enter a CAPTCHA to enter the site. Some are seeing “500 Internal Server Error…Sorry, something went wrong…”
Sometimes it just works like normal.
A lot of people are tweeting about problems though:
@youtube is down
— Jurjen Dijkstra (@nietJurjen) March 12, 2014
is youtube down? i mean that sounds crazy but is it?
— Andy Parker (@theavangelist) March 12, 2014
And youtube comments are down
— iApplereviews (@tech4now) March 12, 2014
@YouTube down? All my videos seem to be deleted. okokokok
— Patrik (@parry1994) March 12, 2014
twitter was down yesterday. youtube is down today. it's facebook's turn I guess.
— Joanna (@joansweetthing) March 12, 2014
WHAT? Youtube is down? Didn't realize this day would come…
— Niklas Laamanen (@Nizbbe) March 12, 2014
On Tuesday, YouTube’s embed code started acting weird. It has been showing a “)” at the end, which when used, puts that extra character after the video on your page. That has continued into today despite people tweeting at YouTube about the issue, and me asking them about it. We haven’t heard back yet.
We also reached out to YouTube about today’s outage, and will update accordingly.
Images via YouTube