YouTube acknowledges that its iOS app is crashing, says it’s working on a fix • TechCrunch

The YouTube mobile app on iOS devices is currently down for some users. The crashes began on Wednesday afternoon when thousands of iOS users reported that the app would crash shortly after opening it.

Users also reported seeing a message in the app saying, “A fatal error has occurred.”

TechCrunch tried to replicate the issue and experienced similar issues. We opened the YouTube app ourselves and found that after playing a video for 30 seconds, the app would close. We then reopened the app and resumed the video without any issues.

Youtube, in a tweet, He said he’s aware of the blockage and is working to fix it.

The company first acknowledged the issue at 2:19 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the issues appear to continue as of this writing.

At 4:23 p.m. ET, YouTube responded to a Twitter user’s response of “thank you” after YouTube had told them directly that a fix was in the works. He hasn’t posted anything else yet about what caused the issue or when he expects to have it resolved.

To update: At 5:05 p.m. ET, YouTube tweeted“YouTube app on iOS devices should now work fine without crashes!”

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