For about an hour, all of Google’s services were shut down worldwide. Millions of customers could not access anything from Gmail to Blogger, Youtube, Hangout. Google’s other services didn’t work, but the search engine did.
According to Downdetector, the problem occurred on Monday at 11:56 GMT. A large number of students, starting from the corporate office and Google users of various other mediums, have expressed their displeasure at the initial disruption of the service.
By 5pm on Monday, Indian time, several Google services were suddenly shut down. There was a lot of noise from customers from different parts of the country. The closure of this service caused a stir in the whole world.
At least 54% of users worldwide say they can’t access YouTube. Again 42% of users say they can’t watch any videos from YouTube.
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
The list of Google services that were shut down included Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Doc, Play Store, Google Meet, Hangouts and many more.
Why is this the case? According to Google sources, these services were halted due to the crash of their global server. After the service is off for about an hour, it is normal to slow down by 6 pm.