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Original story (published on November 03, 2021) follows:

For years, Google has been comfortably sitting at the top when it comes to the search engine niche. The Mountain View-based company virtually has no competitor and dominates with being the most visited website on the internet.

The service handles billions of user requests every day with 40,000 search queries every second with more than one billion users making use of the company’s products and services.


While users rarely encounter issues with the service, sometimes bugs and issues do pop up. Having said that, some Google search users recently reported that they were getting error 500.

Those affected said they have tried clearing the cache, erased their history, and tried logging in again but nothing seems to help fix the error.

It is really frustrating for a lot of users since they are unable to use Google search. The issue seems to be affecting users randomly with the root cause still unknown.

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When I log in at, I immediately get a 500 server error page (but it does log me in)
If I go go and sign in, I immediately get a 500 error page using this account. Another account seems to work ok, but this is my main account. It has logged me in, as if I manually type it works, but I just cannot get to the google search page. If I clear my cache etc, I get the standard page again with the option to sign in. As soon as I sign in I get the error again.

When I try to view my collections it keeps coming up with the message ‘error 500’ no matter my device or google account. It’s getting to be a very aggravating occurrence. As well as my original review on this issue being gone now so I have to retype my review. If it keeps up at this point my review will lower to 0.


Fortunately, it looks like a Diamond Product Expert on the Google Community forum said he has escalated the issue to the Google Search Team for investigation.

This issue has been referred to the Google Search team for investigation.

Moreover, some are also saying that the Google Search app on Android is not working and is stuck on a blank screen. It is preventing users from using the Google search feature. It is not known if the issue is related to error 500 in any shape or form.

Anyone have issue with the Google app latest beta? Loading bar and search results not showing after pressing search.

Did the latest update and now cannot google anything. At all. If I type something in and search, screen is completely blank. If I start typing and hit a suggestion to complete the search, screen is completely blank. When google doesn’t google anything what’s the point??? Doesn’t matter if it’s on wifi, location on, nothing. Weak.


We hope the Google Search Team finds a fix for error 500 as soon as possible since it is preventing many from using Google. Whenever they do, we will update this space with new information so stay tuned.

Update 1 (December 13)

12:17 pm (IST): A community manager on the Google Search forum confirmed that the Engineers are currently looking into this issue. However, no ETA for a fix has been provided.

Update 2 (December 27)

05:04 pm (IST): After a community manager announced that the issue where users were getting error 500 is resolved, several users also confirmed that this bug is now sorted out for them.

Update 3 (August 1)

12:39 pm (IST): Many users are again reporting (1, 2, 3) an issue where they are getting Error 500 when trying to view images.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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