YouTube has gone down, with the video site failing to load at all.
Users simply see a message reading “oops”, a note saying that “something went wrong” and a picture of a monkey carrying a tool. Some users did find that they were able to get onto the site by using incognito mode, and that the issue appeared to be a result of logging in or trying to visit on a browser that had already been logged in.
I personally could not log in even to my creator studio which was simply frustrating, YouTube services slowly started to come back to normal on and off since the last few minutes.
Along with YouTube, Gmail services are not working either, with all the different error messages popping up on the screen. If you try to reply to emails from Gmail app, please check that receiver is correct, because when you click on ”reply” or ”reply to all” the receiver is still yourself, so the replies only comes back to you.
The outage affected users around the world, according to tracking website Down Detector. Particular issues were reported in Europe and Japan, though that is probably simply where most people are trying to get online.
It’s still not clear what caused this major Google outage – which appears to have been worldwide – but it’s likely to be revealed in the coming hours.
Google has suffered a worldwide outage, with failures reported across the company’s services, including Gmail, Google Calendar and YouTube. Beginning at about 11.50am GMT, the outages appeared to have affected the vast majority of Google’s services, apart from search which operated largely unaffected.
Despite the universal nature of the outages, the company’s automated systems reported no problems for any services for the first 30 minutes of the outage, across both consumer-facing and its cloud tools for developers. At 12.25pm, the company published an update, saying “We’re aware of a problem … affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access [Google services].”
Let’s hope that all services comes back to working normal as soon as possible.