Google Docs, Gmail, and YouTube are returning after a global outage

For some users in India and several other countries, Google is facing an outage as most of its services and apps are down. Google Contacts, Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube, and others are not currently working and causing error messages in India and other countries including Europe and the United States. It should be noted that YouTube and other services will work just fine if you open them in incognito mode. YouTube experienced a major outage for a few hours early last month and it appears that the video streaming platform is once again the hardest hit.

According to down detector Youtube appears to have had the brunt of the outage, with over 24,000 reported cases as of 5:42 p.m. IST. GmailOn the other hand, more than 11,000 cases are reported at the same time. Google Drive and Google website shows over 400 or 15,000 reports on Down Detector.

To update: YouTube is completely back after an outage of more than an hour. The YouTube team confirmed via a Tweet say: “We’re running again!”

When opening YouTube Home pageAll you will see is the message “Something went wrong”. Youtube tweeted that the service is actually facing problems and that it has been viewed. The Google Workspace Status Dashboard also shows that most of Google’s apps and services are facing the problem, including Calendar, Sheets, Meet, and Voice. Services appear to be slowly recovering as YouTube has been up for some users at the time of writing, but not all.

YouTube already had a global outage in November. The video platform fixed the problem within almost two hours and users were informed via a tweet that the services were fixed on all devices and YouTube services. YouTube did not give a reason why the outage occurred.


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