Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs hit by widespread outage

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 6:02 PM Dec 14 2020
Tech Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs hit by widespread outage

Multiple Google services and websites including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant and Google Docs have been hit with a widespread outage.

DownDetector indicates that the outage, which appears to be affecting Google’s business and personal services, started at around 6:40AM ET in the case of Gmail.

Google is yet to officially acknowledge the issue, and the status page for its services is reporting that none are experiencing issues. However, reports are mounting on Twitter as users can’t access its basic services, with Gmail and the hashtag “#YouTubeDOWN” starting to trend.

As well as impacting YouTube viewers, and companies that rely on Google Workspace, users are reporting that smart home gadgets integrated with Google Assistant are experiencing issues.

The outage appears to be worldwide. The Verge has verified that services are experiencing issues in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Japan, and DownDetector’s outage reports are spanning the globe.

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CEYLON TODAY | Published: 6:02 PM Dec 14 2020

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