GOOGLE and many of its most popular services have suffered outages across the globe.
More than 19,000 people reported outages with the world’s largest search engine as of midday on December 14 when Gmail, YouTube, and dozens of the various services in Google’s suite of products were not loading, unresponsive, or showing error messages.
The error message read: “We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes.” YouTube is also offline, with a warning that now reads: “Something went wrong…”
A platform that tracks reports about outages in real-time called DownDetector notes that Google software problems appear to be taking place worldwide, but seemed to be most prevalent in Europe and along the east coast of America.
Meanwhile, Users have turned to Twitter – thankfully not owned by Google – to find out what’s going on.
Responding YouTube took to its official Twitter account to note that: “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.”
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
In the meantime, it is yet unclear when Google will resume normal service especially in europe where most reports are concentrated.