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Youtube Down Error Message
Youtube Down Error Message (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The YouTube platform is had connectivity issues on September 22, 2021, causing some videos to be unavailable.
  • YouTube Studio analytics, description editing, and comments were also unavailable on some videos.
  • The outage looks to have begun sometime after 2 PM ET and ended sometime after 3PM ET.

According to user reports, the issue appears to have been cleared up. YouTube did not officially mention the outage on any of its blogs or social media channels, so the cause of the outage is not clear. The original report is below.

If you're having issues accessing your YouTube Studio or just watching videos on the popular video streaming platform, you're not alone. Down Detector shows a significant spike in connectivity problems to the YouTube platform in some seemingly random parts of the U.S. after 2 PM ET.

Youtube Outage Spike 9 22

Source: Down Detector (Image credit: Source: Down Detector)

In addition to video watching, the outage seems to affect many of the statistics that help creators create better content through the YouTube Studio platform. Some videos aren't available at all, while others seem to be just fine. Additionally, you'll find that editing a video's description or replying to comments is a bit unreliable now. We'll keep this article updated as more information is available.

Nicholas Sutrich
Nicholas Sutrich
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu
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  • I've been enjoying YouTube for years & have been a premium member since I was available. I really think YouTube is creating a proper social media competitor to Instagram & will continue to make the interactive features better as time passes. YouTube is really the only social media app I use & I can say so with pride now. The community is so much better than it used to be & I personally watch TV on YouTube more than I do through cable.