Update: YouTube is back online for most users and is now functioning properly. The outage lasted for around 30 minutes. Google issued the following statement concerning the troubles and apologized:
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.
YouTube appears to be down for almost everyone. The site is giving a “500 Internal Server Error” message, followed by a string of code. In addition to affecting the desktop site, Youtube’s mobile apps are also inaccessible for some due to the outage. The site has been down for about 20 minutes now…
Google issued the following statement to us regarding the outage:
Some people are encountering errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We’re working to fix the problem as soon as possible.