YouTube appears to be experiencing technical difficulties. The Google-owned video service is showing a 500 Internal Server Error for many users, although it’s still not clear exactly how many are affected.

We are seeing problems across both the desktop and mobile site, and the many YouTube apps out there are also having trouble loading content. A search on Facebook and Twitter shows users can’t get to the site at all.

youtube error YouTube is down for some users across desktop, mobile, and apps (Update: Fixed)

DownForEveryoneOrJustMe confirms the issue is being experienced by many: “It’s not just you! http://youtube.com looks down from here.” DownRightNow is reporting a Likely Service Disruption:

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For reference, here’s the rather unhelpful error message that YouTube is currently showing:

Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.

If you see them, show them this information:

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We have contacted Google about this issue. We will update this article if and when we hear back.

Update at 5:50 PM EST: YouTube appears to be working properly again for us. If it’s still broken for you, do let us know in the comments section.

“Some people are encountering errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today,” a YouTube spokesperson told TNW. “We’re working to fix the problem as soon as possible.”

Update at 6:10 PM EST: Google has an updated statement. “Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today,” a YouTube spokesperson told TNW. “We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”

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