But it’s all fine now. Google services, including YouTube, are back!
If you were trying to access your Gmail account and you just couldn’t get through, here’s the answer: Google was hit with a widespread outage on Monday evening (Vietnam time).
Multiple Google Services and websites including YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Docs were down for around an hour.
Google acknowledged that affected both its business and personal services. After an hour, Google reported that the problem was fixed for the vast majority of users.
Reports of the Google issues quickly trended on Twitter, with users posting about how they can’t open their Google accounts or play videos on YouTube. The hashtag #YouTubeDOWN easily became a hot topic. At its peak, the status page for Google’s services was a sea of red, to indicate they were all suffering an outage. All services are now green, which means Google is now fully operational.
According to an article from The Verge, the world’s dependence on Google services led to a truly staggering number of reports on DownDetector, with the number reported YouTube problems peaking at over 100,000.
Users across the world are seeing a message reading “oops”, accompanied with a note reading: “Something went wrong.”
But there were those who found the video site was still functional when they used an incognito browser without signing in.
Users also reported that smart home gadgets connected with Google, such as Google Assistant, also experienced issues.
The outage was said to be worldwide. Service issues were experienced across the US, the UK, Netherlands, Japan and Vietnam.
Google was hit by significant outage in August, which also took down its suite of online services and YouTube. Its products also experienced a smaller outage last month.
While Google always quickly fixes issues that affect their services, we can’t really be sure when it’s going down again. In case this happens and you can’t watch your favorite YouTube videos, you can head to Netflix and enjoy some of our recommended shows here.