- Dec 14, at 4:30 PM (PST), Google’s all services got down for one and a half hour.
- Google’s services have been restored gradually, says Google’s authorities.
- It is still unclear, why the services were inaccessible.
All services of Google, YouTube, Google Meet, Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Classroom, the chatty AI, Google Sheets, and Gmail experienced the down-time of one and a half hour and went inaccessible for the general public including Pakistan. Services are now accessible to users, says Google
“Update — We’re back up and running! You should be able to access YouTube again and enjoy videos as normal”, said Youtube’s team in a tweet after getting the services resumed successfully.
However, it is still not clear why the services were inaccessible.
“We will continue to work towards restoring service for the remaining affected users. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” Google authorities said in a message.
“We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes. You can view the G Suite Status Dashboard for the current status of the service,” this message was being displayed to the users in down time.
General public experienced a down time of one and a half hour where the situation was slightly unclear that people kept communicating with each other to inquire about the chimp that was being displayed at the Youtube landing screen.
As, in COVID-19 pandemic, where most of the education institutes are using the services of Google meet for online classes. Many education institutes experienced in inconvenience during the down time.
The outage had affected all of Google’s services: Google Drive, Youtube, Google Meet and its other applications were also facing issues. However, The Google’s general landing page which is generally accessible by typing “www.google.com” was working normally.
Last time, Google was affected by similar outage in August, which also took down its platform of online services. Google’s other products also encountered a smaller outage last month.
Team YouTube said that it would inform the users as soon as it had more news about the outage and the reasons behind the down time.
“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,” it said.