YouTube, Gmail & other Google services suffer outage in North America, parts of Europe
Google services, including YouTube, Gmail, and Snapchat, were down for several hours on Sunday afternoon. The US was apparently affected the most, according to user reports.
Users complained of problems accessing services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, and the backbone of the tech giant – the search engine itself. The outage has hit the US East Coast the worst, reports on downdetector.com indicate.
It looks like lots of Google apps are having issues ... this is the from page of Down Detector .. pic.twitter.com/TUnGmjcYU1— Douglas Starnes (@poweredbyaltnet) June 2, 2019
According to Google’s own Status Dashboard, over half of its services were down, with only Google+ and Google Cloud Search listed as working properly.
Apparently parts of Google are down? I'm having trouble signing into accounts and receiving SMS messages [Google is my carrier.]Is this how the world ends?As I'm writing this tweet I see YouTube is down too?!!?! pic.twitter.com/6SfvRpcus5— LittleshyFiM (@LittleshyFiM) June 2, 2019
The issue appears to be related to Google’s Cloud service, its Cloud dashboard indicates. The problems began around 3:25pm ET, according to it, and were later confirmed to be connected “to a larger network issue.” Reported outages of other, non-Google apps reinforces the theory that the issue is related to the Cloud – it powers apps other than Google’s own web services.
The issues were not resolved until around 7:00pm ET, the company reported. “We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence,” the statement reads.
Google users vented their frustration on other platforms, as the outage affected many things, from accessing YouTube to workflow disruptions.
So I'm not the only one who's not able to open YouTube right— Shiv Kap (@Shiv_kap__) 2 июня 2019 г.
The outage was perceived as a sign of Doomsday – or at least the collapse of the entire internet. Which is sort of the same for many, it seems.
Google HQ after Cloud went down (2019) pic.twitter.com/yk8HRkZlyp— Max Faux (@Maxiesnax) 2 июня 2019 г.
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