Google Users Affected By Widespread Outage


Dec. 15, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

Google users have encountered issues while using its multiple Google services including Youtube, Gmail, Google Assistant and Google Docs due to a widespread outage.

According to DownDetector, an online platform that updates people with real-time status of websites, the outage occurred around 6:40 today in the case of Gmail.

The occurrence has led to traction on DownDetector as a number of users are reporting issues with regards to Youtube as it rose over 100,000. However, YouTube appears to still function if you visit in an incognito browser without signing in.

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Additionally, users are reporting that smart home gadgets fused with Google assistant are experiencing the same issues.

Third-party apps and services that rely on Google’s back end services also appear to be affected. DownDetector is reporting that Pokémon Go is experiencing a substantial outage, for example.

However, despite the outage affecting numerous Google services, its core search product appears to still be functional, and third-party ads are still showing in results.

The outage appears to be worldwide. It has been verified that services are experiencing issues in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Japan, and DownDetector’s outage reports are spanning the globe.


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