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'We're back,' YouTube says after reports of widespread outages

'We're back,' YouTube says after reports of widespread outages
YouTube announced that its engineers had resolved the intermittent outages across its channels on Tuesday night. Above, the app as shown on an iPad. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

YouTube, the world’s biggest online video sharing and streaming service, said it restored service after engineers worked to address intermittent outages Tuesday night.

“We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know,” YouTube, part of Google-parent Alphabet Inc., tweeted. The notice came just over an hour after an earlier Twitter post that acknowledged reports of trouble with YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music.

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YouTube’s ad sales are a key revenue driver for Alphabet earnings, as seen in the latest earnings report. Still, inappropriate content on YouTube has become a headache for the business over the last year, as it struggles to contain the spread of disturbing content from its vast, decentralized creative community.

YouTube did not detail how widespread the outages with its services had been.

9:45 p.m.: This article was updated with YouTube’s announcement that services have been restored.

This article was originally published at 7:50 p.m.

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