Is YouTube down? (How to fix YouTube Down)

YouTube faces bugs and errors just like all other social media platforms, but the YouTube down situations are rare. Lately, so many YouTubers are facing slowdowns and are searching for answers on how to fix YouTube down. YouTube errors can cause in different ways, such as not loading videos, not loading the YouTube website or app at all, not showing the videos properly, and much more.

Keep up with me to get to know when is YouTube down and how to fix it.

Why is YouTube down

There might be two general reasons for a YouTube slow down and issue. The first one is a fault on YouTube’s services, and the other one can be caused by your side, and it has to do with your network connection.  

  • An issue from YouTube’s side

One of the most common reasons for a YouTube down situation is a problem with Google’s services since YouTube is one of the main services of Google. That’s why when Google’s services go down, it affects YouTube as well.

  • An issue from your side

Another answer to “why is YouTube down” would be an issue with your own internet connection and any problems from your internet service provider. So make sure that you are properly connected to a network with no issues, and your internet connection is stable.

Is YouTube down for everyone or just me?

The first thing that pops up your mind when you find out that YouTube is down would be, “Is YouTube down for everyone or just me?” I am here to get you answers on this and find out when a YouTube down issue is global, and it is not just for you. 

There are numerous sites online that detect whether or not a site like YouTube is down. Below are the three most reliable and accurate websites to check when wondering Is YouTube down or not:

  1. YouTube Down Detector

All you have to do to find out whether YouTube is down or not is to head to one of these sites and search for YouTube to watch its status. The YouTube down detector is the best one, which is the first place users head to when searching for YouTube issues. 

How to fix YouTube down

  • Check your internet connection

As I mentioned earlier, one of the major causes of a YouTube down is issues with an internet connection. Your ISP plays a significant role in ensuring that the websites you like are working correctly. I suggest you take a look at your internet before finding any errors. It means that all your websites will stop working as well.

  • Check the network settings

Resetting network settings is the other method to solve any YouTube issue you are facing. You can reset your network by going to the settings of your specific device. On Windows machines, it is relatively easy to do this process. You have to click on the internet connectivity icon and then change the settings.

  • Check whether YouTube is down globally

When you found out that the issue is not from your side, you will have to check for global issues with YouTube, so head to one of the websites I mentioned for checking YouTube’s status and check Is YouTube down for everyone or just you.

How to cut a YouTube video that’s not yours

It happened to all of us that we wanted to send a friend or colleague a short and snippet of a YouTube video, but not linking them to the entire thing. You can send a video and link to the specific timestamp of a YouTube.

Though, you have to be careful that there are videos, which all devices can not support. Though, you can refer to a video production company.

Besides sharing video clips with friends, cropping and trimming YouTube videos is a tactic for several viral marketers and influencers to apply. There is a possible situation that a Twitter user, tweeting part of a video and after that, gets thousands of retweets. 

You may also use the YouTube cutter to grow your Instagram account, repost the short videos (less than 60 seconds) for example. This way, you can just re-share the short YouTube video into your Instagram account and get more Instagram followers.

How to cut a YouTube video?

You can crop and trim a YouTube video with programs like Vegas Pro, and it doesn’t need expertise. You have to choose your favorite video link and find a good video trimming web service.

In this article, we will introduce the two best websites. They help you to trim and crop a YouTube video instantly. Also, if you use these websites, there is no need to download any special applications.

YT Cutter

YT cutter is the most favorite web-based YouTube trimmer and downloader. It gives you numerous download options by its clean and intuitive interface.

I explain the process step by step. First, paste the URL of the YouTube video you’d choose to trim, then push the Enter key or Start key (on the page).

After the video load, you’ll see UI controls on the left side. While you are watching the video, there is an option to click the Start or End keys to produce a range that you would prefer to crop out of the video. In this way, you can cut off before and after this video.

It also gives this permission to you to select parts of the video.

For this item, you have to find the < and > buttons. In this way, you can expand and reduce your chosen paused time. 

Once you set the start and ends time, you can click the Preview key, and play your selection and see if you want to edit it. In the end, satisfied, it is time to download your selected clip. You can do this in different formats.

After you click the Download button, you can see four options:

  •     First, a video file means an MP4 file of your clip (with audio)
  •     The second one is a GIF animation means n animated GIF image of your clip.
  •     The third one is an audio file refers to an MP3 file of your clip (no video).
  •     The last one is a screenshot means a high-resolution screenshot of the start of your clip.

Rarely, you may face a situation that you select a format but get an error saying that YouTube exhausted a rate limit for this video. In these cases, before trying again, wait for some seconds, and your download will start successfully. If it did not happen, wait for some other seconds and try again.

YTCropper

The next site that I want to introduce you is YTCropper. You can work with it a bit differently than YT Cutter. But you may like to experience different alternatives and choices when you want to trim YouTube videos.

For trimming a video by the ytCropper website, you have to pass the link of a YouTube video and click the Crop key. After that, the website leads you to a page where you can play and preview your video.

 If you have experience with video editing applications, working with ytCropper might be familiar for you.

On this website, you can drag the movie and choose the start and endpoints.  While in most other websites, you have to click on a button to manage the stop and start points.

One of the negative points of cropping videos on ytCropper is that your clip maybe not much precise, as this system does not support fractions of moments. The positive side is that these markers work as visual indicators for you.  It helps you to see where your clip locates along the play bar you cropped. This option performs stretching or reducing the reservation very easy.

Finally, if you’re happy with your selection, you can choose the next Crop key. Here, you can see your video playing.

YTCropper not working?

If you use ytCropper, it is not possible to download cropped clips. You can see the YouTube video on a page as you choose the start and stop point.

There is a fantastic feature for this website called looping. It is useful when you want to crop a song.

You can share your produced video through the direct link presented on the page.

As a lot of the YouTube trimming assistance are flat-out weak or faulty, there is no other option that I like to present. One example is YouTube Trimmer.  It does not update to rearrange the method of deprecating YouTube URL parameters.

Another example is Kapwing Video Trimmer. At first, you see it as a useful service. But when you go to the part where you prepare your clips, you will understand that you need to sign up. On the other hand, the provided method of sharing your videos is not sufficient.

HeseTube was another option for cutting and downloading YouTube videos until now that you will see the error of can’t process the video.

Conclusion

Fortunately, both sites we’ve listed in this article do particular roles: YT Cutter is useful for downloading and running cropped YouTube videos. YTCropper is another appropriate website that you can use to link the versions of YouTube videos that you cropped.

How to share a YouTube video on Instagram?

Now, YouTube is the first most significant social media all over the globe, with millions of videos sharing daily. However, connecting YouTube to Instagram is now a challenge. This blog would explain how you can convert a YouTube video to an Instagram video format and share Instagram. 

You may have both Instagram and YouTube accounts, or you own an Instagram account to repost YouTube videos. However, it seems that converting YouTube videos is a challenge, and sharing with Instagram also is becoming a big challenge! 

How to share a YouTube video on the Instagram story without 10K followers

If you have a YouTube channel, and you will promote your videos, it could be somehow complicated. Instagram doesn’t allow users to share links on their stories without 10K followers. Though, here are some shortcuts:

  1. Share the link in an IGTV and then share an account linked to that IGTV
  2. You may buy followers to reach the number 10K. It should not cost much for you (this is the easiest and straightforward).  

There are still some other ways, though all would NOT redirect the users. All of them will send the followers indirectly to the mentioned links. For example:

  1. You can share the story and tell users to visit your profile and check the link in the bio.
  2. You can share the story and ask users if they want to get the link. then, reply with the link (this is time-consuming and not recommended for bulk clicks).
  3. Promote the link using Instagram ads.

How to share a YouTube video on Instagram

As you see in the picture, you can only share YouTube videos on another platform that allows link sharing, but Instagram is not one of them. 

Therefore, to share a YouTube video, you must: 

  1. Download YouTube videos 
  2. Share the downloaded video on Instagram 

There are lots of tools available on the internet you can use to download YouTube videos, and here I would mention some of them. You can try any means that help you download YouTube videos. 

How to share a YouTube video on Instagram story?

Download YouTube video by YTmp3 downloader, as I have shown in the picture below. 

It is easy and fast, but if the length of the video is too long, you might face an error. So, it is better to download YouTube videos with a short duration. 

To share a YouTube video on Instagram story:

  1. Copy the YouTube URL as it is shown in the picture
  2. Paste it to any YouTube downloader apps or tools and download the video to your mobile phone gallery
  3. Open the Instagram app and tap on your profile picture on the top left of the home page
  4. Tap the gallery icon on the bottom left
  5. select the video
  6. write the caption and share to Instagram story

You can use a desktop for Instagram if you have downloaded using a computer or laptop. 

How to share YouTube videos on Instagram on a mobile phone?

You can use any browser on mobile like safari, chrome, Firefox to download YouTube videos and share to Instagram when you save it to your smartphone. Though, It’s good to use a video maker to edit videos before sharing.

To share YouTube video on Instagram using the phone: 

  • Copy the youtube video URL Open any browser 
  • Go to youtube to mp4 downloader 
  • Copy the youtube video URL and paste it to the downloader 
  • Download the video 
  • Open the Instagram app and post the video to Instagram 

Tip: please notice if you are using an android device, you can find the downloaded video on your download folder. IOS user is a bit different. You can go to files and find the downloaded video on the download folder. From there, you can save it to your gallery and then share it to Instagram. 

When you open the Instagram app, you can only upload videos from the galley of the iPhone. So, make sure you have moved the video to the gallery.

How to share YouTube videos on Instagram on desktop?

If you are using your computer to share any Instagram, the good news is that you can easily share it from desktop to Instagram. Once you have your YouTube video ready, you can share it through a desktop. 

Here in this article, I have entirely explained how you can post video to Instagram through the computer for both mac and windows users. 

Sum up 

Sharing YouTube videos to Instagram can have lots of benefits. You can make a collection of top videos, report or create a collection of inspirational videos, and so on. However, you should notice that copyright is essential while you are sharing a video on Instagram. 

So, you cannot share any famous YouTube song or something like that on Instagram unless you claim that it is yours. Instagram may remove the video due to the right of the copy. 

Most popular YouTube channels

YouTube is now of the biggest platforms to share videos. Recently, it has added new features, including the live options and also adding to YouTube stories. Users can interact more with each other.

What are the most popular YouTube channels?

Knowing who is the most famous YouTube channel can give ideas to the new users what to publish. So, here we would introduce the most popular channels on YouTube. The numbers are in millions.

1. T-Series

2. PewDiePie

3. Cocomelon – Nursey Rhymes

4. SET India

5. Minute Crafts

6. WWE

7. Canal KondZilla

8. Zee Music Company

9. Like Nastya

10. Kids Diana Show

What are the most viewed youtube videos?

Here is the list of the top ten most viewed videos on youtube. Baby Shark song is the most viewed youtube video with more than 7 billion views.

Top YouTube video views

#2 Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee 7 Billion

#3 Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video] 5 Billion

#4 Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack 4.8 Billion

#5 Masha and The Bear – Recipe for disaster (Episode 17) 4.3 Billion

#6 Johny Johny Yes Papa 👶 THE BEST Song for Children | LooLoo Kids 4.3 Billion

#7 Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars 4 Billion

#8 22 SURPRISES: L.O.L Dolls. Kinder Chocolate Eggs, Squishy Toys & Incredibles 2 3.9 Billion

#9 Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement) 3.3 Billion

#10 PSY – GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V 3.8 Billion

How to create a YouTube channel?

YouTube is the biggest platform to share short and long videos. This popular platform is of great help for all individual to grow their brand or make money there. Though having a YouTube channel is sometimes confusing, and users might think about how to do that. In this blog, we would explain different ways on how to create a YouTube channel.

How to create a YouTube channel?

There are two ways to have a YouTube channel. In the first one, the name of the channel is the same as what you have on your Google. If you change the name, the name of google account will change too.

The other way is that you create a new channel connected to a google account, which is called a brand account. Then, you will have a different way for your channel.

How to create a YouTube channel with the same name as a Google account

  • Go to https://www.youtube.com/  
  • Click on SIGN IN
  • Enter the Google account information
  • Click on the profile picture
  • Click on Create a channel

  • Select GET STARTED

  • Select Use your name
  • Complete the information (optional)
  • Now, you can upload video or see the information through the Your channel
How to create a YouTube channel with the Custom name as Google account
  1. Go to https://www.youtube.com/
  2. Click on SIGN IN
  3. Enter the Google account information
  4. Click on the profile picture
  5. Click on Create a channel
  6. Select GET STARTED
  7. Select Use a custom name
  8. Enter the name
  9. Click Create
  10. Verify the account if it is needed
  11. Complete the information (optional)

To create a YouTube channel if you have already one

  • Go to https://www.youtube.com/
  • Click on SIGN IN & Enter the Google account information
  • Click on the profile picture
  • Click on Your channel
  • Choose Setting from the left menu

  • Select Add or manage your channel(s)
  • Choose Create a new channel

  • Enter the name
  • Click Create
  • Now, you can see the list of your channel if you click on your profile picture>switch account  

How to create a second YouTube channel

For any reason, you might want to know how to create a second YouTube channel for business purposes, marketing, a separate job and etc. Here are the steps to create another YouTube account:

  1. Sign into your YouTube or login with Google
  2. Go to the YouTube channel switcher
  3. Choose the “Create a new channel”
  4. Enter the name of your new channel
  5. Click “Create” and now you have a second YouTube channel

How to create a private YouTube channel

If you do not want people to find your YouTube videos and channel easily, you have the option to make your channel and videos private and here is how to do it: 

  • Go to YouTube.com, click on sign up section t the top of the screen. 
  • Choose a  username under the signup screen and enter your information.
  • You will now see an option “Let others find my channel on YouTube if they have my email address.” deselect it and approve your choice.
  • Choose a password and re-enter that password in the box below. 
  • To verify the account, check the email sent from YouTube and follow the instructions.
  • Sign into your YouTube account. Click on your channel located at the upper right corner of the screen. Once you are on channel go to the, “settings” menu located above your selected videos.
  • Under the make channel visible option choose “No”. 
  • That’s it. Now you know how to create a private YouTube Channel.

Concussion

Creating a YouTube channel can help you, your business, products and etc. to be seen. Here you learned how to create a YouTube channel and how to make it private. Start your own channel and get the most out of using it. 

 

 

IGTV vs. YouTube: Which One is Better for Video Content Creators?

Instagram launched IGTV last year, along with their announcement of reaching 1 billion users! The first thought I had was: “What is YouTube’s reaction?” it is clear that this feature is in direct competition with YouTube. Let’s dive deeper into this.

High-level goals

Facebook’s primary goal is “connecting the world.” They are growing effort towards videos. When compared, advertisements on video cost more, meaning there is more profit in video content. The video is more and more perceived as a platform for connection. In parallel, Instagram connects people together via rich media, with the first investment into video in 2013. It’s a communication channel that lets you share life events with your friends through posted content, short stories and direct messaging surrounding this content.

So, what is IGTV’s goal? Related to company goals, it must connect. It connects people towards their interests through longer form videos.

Target audience + pain points

  • In Instagram, 15sec videos and brief, one-off stories are the extent to which videos are shared. But Instagrammers have more to showcase beyond these brief reels. Mainly, IGTV capitalizes on the growth of these “online celebrities” – newfound internet sensations making their fame on media platforms alone. Instagram mainly targeted Vine star Lele Pons, for instance, to create content exclusively for the platform.
  • On the other side, IGTV captures a younger audience – millennials invested in going into rabbit holes on their smartphones and those already following these growing internet sensations. Instagram celebrities targeting young audiences + millennials looking for a cool content match made in social media heaven.

Wins

  • Mobile-first

Mobile’s reach-only proceeds to grow. In Mary Meeker’s online trends, 3.4 out of 5.9 hours per day are spent on mobile and is most responsible for the overall growth in internet consumption. IGTV smartly leverages this extension by being mobile-first via its vertical-only video content. In a way, it also provides a more personalized viewing experience. It encourages videos that capture the face of the user using the front camera. It’s as if you are interacting with the user right on your screen.

  • Foundational Base

Now that Instagram has 1 billion monthly users, that is 1 billion users who can immediately use IGTV! This feature comes both as a button on Instagram and as a separate app. Users on both sides are already there. Content creators already have a following. Their audience already has content to start watching. This creates an excellent base to route current users to IGTV’s platform.

  • Encourages New content creators

We live in a remarkable era of the internet where we observe the rise of “web celebrities” who used other platforms such as Instagram to market themselves. A content creator said:

A new platform that does both video hosting and the marketing will make a persuasive case to switch. Actually, it makes sense for those influencers/celebrities to take advantage of IGTV because it saves them valuable time. On IGTV anyone can share content and let the content speak for itself. We don’t need to worry about fancy visual effects or polished editing. This moves away from the perky, preppy and curated Instagram feed and more towards an accurate and personalized form of creation.

  • Infinite Engagement

I just understood the idea behind naming it “TV” later in the game: “It is literally a TV!” while places like YouTube, Netflix, and Vimeo let you explore a feed before watching videos, Instagram throws it back old school and provides an infinite experience of a TV. There is always playing from the minute you open the platform to the last minute when you close it. You even like and comment or interact with other users while watching.

Where YouTube is a platform for people to find something they already have in mind. IGTV lets you get sucked into rabbit holes of infinite engagement. It can be really addicting, and that is a big opportunity for creators who need this kind of engagement for their content.

What is missing?

  • Money!

Mr. Systrom from Instagram notes that the main focus is on experience first before monetization. That makes sense because, in its early stages, activation and engagement are the top priorities. Although, monetization is clearly the next priority to fully grow this feature. This is not clear how IGTV plans to do that. Sponsored ads are viable and more conducive for brands to add long-lasting video ads. However, there must be a right balance, so it doesn’t much disturb the user’s watching experiences.

  • No content creation for content creators?

Right now, there is no way to create content on IGTV itself. One of the reasons may be due to the preservation of content quality, but this decreases the number of videos users might add on their YouTube channel. YouTube, recently declared they were launching features prioritizing content creators, which could be a compelling case to stick with YouTube.

  • Downsides of Vertical

Vertical videos prioritize mobile and these creators, still, those with already large followings on YouTube & those who upload or publish content in other formats will need to shoot and edit each video twice. If IGTV is trying to steal away people from YouTube, it will take a while before they consider vertical the way to go.

While the design provides a mobile experience, it is somewhat challenging to discover videos in this horizontal scrolling formats. In the interim, a complicated algorithm can solve this until a better discovery experience can be added.

  • Channels

At last, a brief note on channels: what is the point of channel if you can only add one!? If the channel = creator, then what is the difference?

Wrapping it up

Currently, monetization effort is the top priority. Total spending on video ads is expected to increase from $18 billion to $27 billion in 2021, and IGTV can boost this growth. So, if I were a content creator, I would experiment with both platforms. Whichever platform allows me to earn money faster and easier, will get my attention and that is where I will stick.