Is Google down? Here’s everything you need to know

By SCREENSHOT

Published Dec 14, 2020 at 12:34 PM

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Is Google down?

Yes and no. While Google’s search engine seems to be working fine for most of us, several of Google’s (GOOG) services including Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs appear to be down for users around the world.

When trying to access the Gmail app, some users are faced with the following error message: “We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes.” Others saw the message: “The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.”

On YouTube, the error message simply says: “Something went wrong…”

Is Google down? Here's everything you need to know

Downdetector, which is a website that monitors when websites are having problems in real-time, showed a spike in YouTube, Gmail, Google and Google Duo. According to an outage map, Europe appears to be the worst-hit region.

Which Google services are down?

Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Maps, Adwords and Adsense, Google Pay, Google Home and Google’s Chromecast are all experiencing outages, with hundreds of reports coming in from across Europe, the US, Canada, India, South Africa, countries in Central and South America, Australia and likely more.

Why is Google down?

It remains unclear why Google services are down at the moment. This piece will be updated once we get more information.

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