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YouTube, Gmail and other Google services are down

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Gmail and other Google services are down. The outage started about 15 minutes ago as far as we can tell. Users cannot access their Gmail accounts, Google Docs, Drive and many other services.

The message that pops up when trying to access google Docs, for example is:

Google Docs encountered an error. Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes.

To learn more about the Google Docs editors, please visit our help center.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
– The Google Docs Team

It’s the same for YouTube. I tried to access it a moment ago and this is what I got:

This outage has massive implications for those companies and individuals that are operating solely from the cloud. Many people rely on Google’s services and hopefully, they can get all platforms back up soon.

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2 thoughts on “YouTube, Gmail and other Google services are down

  1. Must be the sharks 🦈 again. Google admitted in 2014 that there were sharks attacking their undersea cables. They coated them in Kevlar but….

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