The Google service came to a sudden halt on Monday evening, affecting hundreds of users worldwide. Services that have stopped at the time of writing include Gmail, Google Search, YouTube, and Drive. The latest outage, which appears to be more intense than the previous one, began about 10–15 minutes earlier. DownDetector, a website that tracks web outages, reports over 40,000 outages from around the world.
YouTube and Gmail seem to have been the hardest hit around the world, especially on the first day of the week, causing an uproar on Twitter over how Google services dried them up.
Google’s own online service tracker is not updated. Despite an outage report for all consumer Google products such as Gmail and YouTube, the current Google service status page does not show an outage for each service.
It shows a green dot. This means that the service works as expected. Maybe Google servers will take some time to reflect on the changes. For some users, Google search appears to work, but some users report that the search is not working.
Google has not yet publicly accepted anything. In it, the company has issued a statement or tweet to show that the mess is genuine, and the company is working to fix it as soon as possible.
But in the meantime, the YouTube team is working on the issue. YouTube said on Twitter, “We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now–our team is aware and looking into it. We’ll update you here as soon as we have more news.”
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