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Update: 6:05PM IST: Google services including Gmail, YouTube have resumed.
Multiple Google services have been affected in a mass outage across the globe and in India. YouTube, Gmail, Drive, Maps, G Suite, Classroom, YouTube TV, Music, Home, Nest, Play services and more faced interruptions starting from 5:20 PM IST. Several users have reported being unable to access Google services.
According to tweets by Down Detector that monitors services for outages, several Google services have been hit leaving users stranded. The outage seems to be widespread as G Suite accounts are also impacted by this issue. We also encountered disruption of services on Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail and more apps from Google suite of services.
User reports indicate Google is having problems since 6:56 AM EST. https://t.co/MK35emuk7T RT if you’re also having problems #Googledown
— Downdetector (@downdetector) December 14, 2020
The official twitter handle of Team YouTube has also posted that YouTube is back up and running. Nevertheless, the incident does shed a light on how vast Google services reach and how our lives are totally dependent on it as several users were unable to access documents, mails, videos and maps, to name a few.
Update — We’re back up and running! You should be able to access YouTube again and enjoy videos as normal https://t.co/NsGBvvaTko
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 14, 2020
It is currently unknown as to what caused this disruption but we are keeping an eye on the reports coming in and will update this story.