YouTube 'down' after Instagram and Twitter crash in night of tech mayhem as users report problem with server 429 | The Sun

YOUTUBE is reportedly the latest app to suffer from an outage today.

Users began experiencing issues with the video platform just before 7pm ET, just hours after both Twitter and Instagram suffered outages.

Down Detector reports that there were over 18,000 incidents reported by 6.57pm.

That number more than doubled to over 48,000 by 7.12pm.

Users were reportedly experiencing an issue where the YouTube homepage failed to load.

"There was a problem with the server [429]," can reportedly be seen on-screen for some users of the app.

Those trying to use the platform on a desktop have reported seeing a blank screen.

Team YouTube tweeted acknowledging the issue just after 7.30pm.

"hi, we've seen reports that YouTube homepage is down for some of you … we're looking into it rn, really sorry if you’re experiencing this … we’ll follow up with more soon, thx for your patience," the tweet reads.

The number of users reporting outages began to decline after 7.30pm.

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Thousands of furious YouTube users have taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations at yet another app outage.

"What's happening here? #YouTubeDOWN.. Over the last 2 hours YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram have all been down at times," one person tweeted.

"Everyone trying to refresh YouTube, Twitter and Instagram because of them being down or not working properly," wrote another.

Other users claimed to be watching videos without issue.

"I’m literally watching a stream on YouTube right now? Don’t know what Twitter is on about," someone wrote.

Twitter and Instagram also reported outages on Wednesday.

Thousands of Twitter users complained about the app not working just hours after the character limit for tweets was extended to 4,000 for some.

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