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Multiple Google services are back online following a three hour outage

Multiple Google services are back online following a three hour outage that greatly impacted Docs and Sheets

  • A number of Google services crashed Monday morning around 9:36AM ET
  • Users worldwide reported issues with Docs, Drive, Slides and Sheets 
  • The issues appear to have bee fixed about three hours after the crashes

A number of Google services experienced outages worldwide – just as many users were starting the work week.

The tech giant’s Slides, Drive, and Sheets appeared to be down according to the Google Workplace Status Dashboard.

Problems started around 9:36AM and are affecting the US, the UK, China and other nations around the globe.

Google was aware of the outages and was ‘investigating reports’ of issues with its services, which led to them being restored by 12:20pm ET.

A number of Google services experienced outages worldwide – just as many users were starting the work week 

It was not clear how many users have been hit by the outage, but DownDetector shows New York City and Boston, Massachusetts in the red on its outage map. 

Regardless, a Monday morning outage may not be ideal as millions are still working from home due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic – and many rely of Google’s services to conduct daily tasks. 

Users impacted by the outage were seeing ‘error messages’ when attempting to crate a new Google Doc that reads: ‘Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes.’ 

‘Google Docs’ was trending on Twitter with more than 199,000 tweets from people who appear very frustrated by the outage.

Users impacted by the outage were seeing 'error messages' when attempting to crate a new Google Doc that reads: 'Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes'

Users impacted by the outage were seeing ‘error messages’ when attempting to crate a new Google Doc that reads: ‘Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes’

The tech giant's Slides, Drive, and Sheets appeared to be down according to the Google Workplace Status Dashboard. Problems started around 9:36AM and are affecting the US, the UK, China and other nations around the globe

The tech giant’s Slides, Drive, and Sheets appeared to be down according to the Google Workplace Status Dashboard. Problems started around 9:36AM and are affecting the US, the UK, China and other nations around the globe

DownDetector shows 92 percent of Google Doc issue reports said the app is not loading.

Along with frustrated workers, many students rely on Google Docs for assignments  and April 12 is the first day back for many following spring break.

Outages among online services are common occurrences, as Facebook and Instagram seem to crash every few weeks,

Google on the other hand rarely experiences issues and when it does, it greatly impacts people’s daily lives.

It is not clear how many users have been hit by the outage, but DownDetector shows New York City and Boston, Massachusetts in the red on its outage map.

It is not clear how many users have been hit by the outage, but DownDetector shows New York City and Boston, Massachusetts in the red on its outage map.

'Google Docs' was trending on Twitter with more than 199,000 tweets from people who appeared very frustrated by the outage

‘Google Docs’ was trending on Twitter with more than 199,000 tweets from people who appeared very frustrated by the outage

The last outage hit Google in December 2020 that took down Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Drive and Sheets.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide were impacted and unable to access the services for about one hour. 

Google released a statement saying its authentication system outage was due to an internal storage quota issue. 

Services were requiring users to log in at the same time, which hit at a higher rate than it could handle. 

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