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YouTube Fixes Services after 20-Minutes Disruption

Wed 15 Dec 2021 | 08:43 AM
Omnia Ahmed

Alphabet Inc's YouTube said, on Tuesday, it fixed an issue that affected thousands of users who lost access to the platform or faced slow services.

Downdetector, a website that tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, showed there were more than 15,000 incidents of people reporting issues with YouTube.

"If you were having a slower than normal experience or were having trouble accessing YouTube earlier today – this has been fixed! The issue ran for about 20 mins," the platform tweeted.

Last week, a major outage disrupted Amazon's cloud services for several hours last week which resulted in Netflix, Disney+, Robinhood, and a slew of other services being inaccessible, including Amazon's e-commerce website.

“The A.W.S. team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” Richard Rocha, an Amazon spokesman, said in a statement. On Tuesday evening, the company affirmed that it had resolved the network problem and was working to fix any related system issues.

YouTube experienced 65 outages over the past 12 months, according to web tool reviewing website ToolTester.