YouTube is down with users reporting that they are unable to get access to the video streaming site
YouTube is suffering an outage tonight, according to reports from thousands of users online.
It appears that the popular video streaming site went offline at around 9pm with thousands off users unable to access content.
Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows problems throughout the UK and Europe.
Enraged customers have flooded social media to complain about the problems.
The key issue users are currently facing is watching videos with almost two thirds of reports citing this as the main problem.
Thousands of users are reporting problems with YouTube, according to DownDetector
One user said “Youtube simply won’t load”
While one said in more extreme terms “YouTube is totally dead.”
“99% it isn't loading at all or when it does any attempt to search or watch a video times out.
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“This is so annoying – the ONE time I need to see a how to guide and I can't get at it.”
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Another user added: “@TeamYouTube YouTube on IOS loads but then it stops working and says 'Offline'. In the UK btw and there appears to be a huge outage”
It is currently unclear what is causing the issues or when the service will be back online.
Express.co.uk has contacted YouTube for comment.