No you are not alone, YouTube did face a brief outage

If you experienced YouTube acting up lately, you are not alone. The video-sharing platform did face a brief late in the night wherein users across the globe reported issues with the sidebar and the Library. YouTube in a post on its support page acknowledged the issue saying that the company was aware that some users were having trouble using YouTube services including YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, and YouTube Studio and the company was working to fix it.

In the same post, YouTube also listed the issues that its users might be facing owing to the outage. The list includes –unable to sign-in or switch accounts, unable to cast to your TV or use the app on a gaming console, left-hand Navigation Menus and Setting menus are not appearing / not loading, unable to access account drop-down menu (by clicking on your channel icon), ‘No internet connection’ error message when watching videos and difficulty with other YouTube Studio features.

According to DownDetector, nearly 10,000 users had reported issues with the service owing to the outage that began at 12AM IST on April 3.

Then late at night the company, in a tweet, said that it had fixed issues that had disrupted certain features for several thousands of its users across the online video sharing and social media platform.

“All fixed – you should now be able to log in, switch between accounts, and use the account menu & navigation bar across all services (YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, YouTube Studio) and devices,” YouTube tweeted.

YouTube also reflected the update on its support page wherein it wrote – “Quick update: This is fixed. You should now be able to log in, switch between accounts, and use the account menu & navigation bar across all services (YouTube, YouTubeTV, YouTube Music, YouTube Studio) and devices.”

It remains unclear what caused this brief outage in the first place.

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Conclusion

YouTube users were experiencing issues logging in, switching between accounts, and using the navigation bar across all services, including YouTube TV, YouTube Music, and YouTube Studio. The outage started at 12am on April 3rd. YouTube fixed the issue by April 12th for all services and devices except for gaming consoles