[Update: Outage fixed] Google's huge global outage, almost all apps & services down at once including YouTube, Gmail, Play Store

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 14, 2020) follows:

Almost all online services and apps offered by Google are suddenly down and have stopped working completely. Upon trying to access them, users are greeted with error messages.

Some major affected services and apps include YouTube, Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Assistant, YouTube Music, and Google Drive.

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YouTube returns an error code 503 which signifies server downtime

According to reports, several users are complaining about it on Twitter and many other platforms. And going by those, the downtime does seem to be spread at a global level.

An outage of such a magnitude is extremely rare and hasn’t occurred in years with Google. The cause behind it is unknown as of now.

Google workspace outage down

Moreover, as apparent from the official Google Workspace Status Dashboard, all Workspace apps are down too. This includes Google Keep, Google Calendar, and various office apps like Google Docs.

That being said, we will continue to update this article as and when new information flows in regarding the outage.

Update 1 (December 14, 2020)

06:30 pm (IST): It appears that Google services are back online and should now be working for users all over the world. The company has also updated its official Workspace Status Dashboard to reflect that all services are running again.

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Update 2 (April 19, 2023)

08:19 am (IST): Multiple reports indicate that the Google search engine was in the midst of an outage until recently (1, 2, 3). However, the issue seems to have been fixed already (1, 2, 3).

Update 3 (June 5, 2023)

03:53 pm (IST): A new outage on Google’s servers is affecting the operation of multiple services like Gmail, Google Docs, YouTube and more (1, 2, 3).

Update 4 (June 6, 2023)

01:23 pm (IST): The lack of new reports related to the issue in several hours suggests that it has already been resolved.

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