Google providers are down proper now (Replace: they’re again)

Replace (6:04 PM IST / 1:34PM CET): Google providers appear to be returning to regular now, after a worldwide outage lasting roughly 40 minutes. Nonetheless, some customers report being logged out of sure Google apps; you could have to log again in earlier than you should utilize them once more.

Replace (5:36PM IST / 1:06PM CET): Google Search is up and operating now. Different providers are nonetheless down.


Our unique report follows.

Yup, it’s not simply you — many Google providers, together with Gmail, G Suite, and YouTube are unavailable throughout many nations all over the world proper now. The reason for the outage is presently unclear. We’ll replace this submit as we be taught extra.

Which means greater than 2 billion customers are at the moment locked out of their electronic mail inboxes, cloud storage, paperwork, and Watch Later playlists. It’s all in step with the top occasions theme of 2020, I assume.


The corporate’s providers beforehand confronted a serious outage of this scale back in August. It took round 4 hours to revive them for some customers, reported The Verge. Hopefully we gained’t have to attend that lengthy this time round.

Addendum: A Google spokesperson defined the outage was the results of an inner storage quota subject:

At this time, at three.47AM PT Google skilled an authentication system outage for roughly 45 minutes resulting from an inner storage quota subject. Companies requiring customers to log in skilled excessive error charges throughout this era. The authentication system subject was resolved at four:32AM PT. All providers are actually restored. We apologize to everybody affected, and we’ll conduct an intensive comply with up evaluation to make sure this downside can’t recur sooner or later.


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Revealed December 14, 2020 — 11:59 UTC