Google is down: Gmail, YouTube, other key services suffer meltdown in certain regions
Are you also facing issues with Gmail and other Google services?tech Updated: Sep 12, 2017 22:18 IST
On a day when tech enthusiasts all over the world were glued to Apple and the launch of the company’s iconic iPhone X, another tech giant, Google faced a crisis of its own. Reports suggest that some of its important services, such as a YouTube, Gmail, Drive and Google Maps, were down in certain parts of the world. The problem seems to have affected users in Europe, North America and Japan.
According to DownDetector, a website that monitors the activity of internet services, there has been a steep increase of down reporting around 8 pm IST. A similar platform, Outage Report, also reported a spike in outage reports. In India, however, the services seem to have remain unaffected.
Users were quick to share their troubles on Twitter. Some reported they were unable to log into their accounts. Even YouTube’s desktop version seems to have been interrupted.
Is @googlemaps down? I get blank page both in Firefox and Chrome.. different and machines and users tested too..— Ioana ✨ 👩🏽💻 (@ioana_cis) September 12, 2017
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! GOOGLE MAPS IS DOWN!!!!¡ WE ARE ALL LOST!!!!!!!!!!— Bryan Sills👍 (@bryansills) September 12, 2017
Google Drive is down— Leo Garcia (@leogarciamx) September 12, 2017
Repeat, is down
Watch this space for more updates.