Google service abruptly went down, according to DownDetector, the issues started at around 11:56 GMT, and are affecting users worldwide. The website that tracks web outages, has reported over 20,000 outage cases from around the world.
Google is yet to comment on the issues. We tried to access all three websites and was not able to.
On Gmail – an error message reads: “Oops…the system encountered a problem – retrying.”
On YouTube – a cartoon image of a monkey appears, simply saying: “Something went wrong…”
Google services including Gmail, YouTube, and Google search seems to be down for some users.
Downdetector showed over 9,000 reported cases from users having issues accessing YouTube. The sudden suspension of Google services caused people to rush to different solutions. Some users have said on Twitter they tried using YouTube and Gmail on Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari browsers to make these websites work but in vain. Google Search is working all well on any browser.
We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now – our team is aware and looking into it. We'll update you here as soon as we have more news.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 14, 2020
The YouTube team has addressed the issue on Twitter, YouTube said: “We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now our team is aware and looking into it. We’ll update you here as soon as we have more news.”
People reported problems with Gmail, 75% couldn’t log-in, 15% couldn’t access the website, and 8% were not receiving messages. As already said several frustrated users have taken to Twitter to ask what’s going on.
One user said: “When u know YouTube is working in incognito Face with tears of joy face with tears of joy. #YouTubeDOWN”
Another added: “Gmail, Google Drive and YouTube all being down at once is………really not supposed to happen. Something has gone very wrong at Google towers.”
— Turk_actors (@Turk_actressez) December 14, 2020
Looks like Google Nest also affected. One of the users on Twitter said “I have no control over my smart devices. My home is all nest and google and it’s all down. No lights, wifi, cameras, etc. This is not convenient.”
Stay Tuned for more updates!