Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and other Google services have been affected by widespread outages
Multiple Google services and websites, including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant and Google Docs, experienced widespread outages. DownDetector notes that the outage, which appears to be affecting commercial and personal Google services, started around 6:40 a.m. ET. In the case of Gmail. Reports are increasing on Twitter as users cannot access its essential services, with the Gmail And hashtag “#YouTubeDOWNThe trend has started.
As of this writing, the Status page for Google services It indicates that they are all experiencing blackouts. The YouTube home page displays a cartoon with the words “Something went wrong …”
The widespread use of Google services led to really staggering numbers on DownDetector, with the number of users reporting issues with YouTube. It rises over 100,000. However, YouTube still appears to work if you visit the incognito browser without logging in. The TeamYouTube Twitter account acknowledged the issues in a Tweet published at 7:09 AM ET.
We understand that many of you are experiencing issues accessing YouTube at the moment – our team is aware of this and is studying it. We will update you here as soon as we have more news.
– TeamYouTube (TeamYouTube) December 14, 2020
In addition to affecting YouTube viewers and the companies that rely on Google Workspace, users are reporting this Smart home gadgets Integrated with Google Assistant has issues. We verified that the Nest Smart Hub screen is unable to control a connected smart heater, for example.
It also appears that third-party apps and services that rely on Google’s back-end services have been affected. DownDetector is reporting Pokémon Go Suffering from a major outage, for example.
However, despite the disruption affecting many Google services, it appears that its primary search product is still working, and third-party ads are still showing up in the results.
Power outages appear all over the world. We have verified that services are experiencing issues in the US, UK, Netherlands and Japan, and reports of DownDetector service outages are spread all over the world.
You can’t even go to the Play Store for a Google Maps alternative because the Play Store is also disabled
Aaron Depp (@AroonDeep) December 14, 2020
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