Swaddled by Facebook & other social media network outages, what several people didn’t realize was, Google was also hit by a severe breakdown on Wednesday. Several users were reporting issues about not responding of Google Drive, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps & even YouTube.
Where It All Began?
According to a status by Google, the search giant updated its ‘G Suite Status Dashboard’ around 8 AM in the morning, on Wednesday, both Google Drive & Gmail were experiencing what it described as a ‘service disruption’. The outage initially started with Gmail & YouTube, followed by breakdown issues with Google Maps, Google Drive & other Google Play Services.
How Google Responded To The Whole Scenario?
Google experienced massive outage that affected several of its services with the major users present in U.S., Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and Canada. The company acknowledge the issue by stating, “We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update as early as possible detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Users will have issues accessing or attaching files in various products. This Gmail and Drive. Gmail: Attaching or accessing attachments, as well as accessing and saving draft emails and sending emails and sending emails. Drive: Upload and download of files.”
Read their whole statement here!
Some users are still facing problems with Gmail & Drive and took Twitter to report it!
Oh & did we tell you what’s the most ironic thing of all? All these social networking outages happened on the 30th Birthday of the Internet!
What a better way to remind people what life is like without social networking sites!