Google experiences widespread outage taking YouTube, Gmail and Drive apps offline

Google experiences widespread outage taking YouTube, Gmail and Drive apps offline

Google suffered a worldwide outage Monday that took several services including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive offline.

Service has since been restored, according to Google. The company’s Workspace Status Dashboard shows all of its services are now back up and running as normal.

Several people on social media reported issues with the platforms Monday morning, with Gmail, YouTube and Google Drive all showing error messages without further explanation.

According to Down Detector, a site that aggregates reports of online service outages, problems with the platforms spiked at around 6:30 a.m. ET.


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Google later confirmed the outage, saying all services — including its calendar and video-conferencing apps — were facing downtime.

“We’re all clear folks!” Google tweeted just after 8 a.m. ET. “Thanks for staying with us.”

The company hasn’t yet given a reason for the outage.


Some of the largest companies in the U.S rely on Google services, including UberNetflix and Twitter.

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