Google and other affiliated apps have crashed, thousands of users worldwide have reported. The crash of the Google-owned family of apps, included Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets and YouTube as well as the main search engine.
An outage tracker site, DownDetecter reported tens of thousands of users reporting issues with the sites around 11:40am.
Problems were reported mainly in Europe but also in Australia, the east coast of the USA and parts of Africa, South America and Asia.
Google’s websites are undoubtedly some of the most popular in the world, and its video-streaming site YouTube records more than two billion visits every month.
According to reports by DailyMail, outages are rare at Google, unlike other tech firms like Facebook.
By 11:54am, YouTube alone had recored more than 50,000 complaints. Half (49 per cent) of the complaints were regarding issues with the website and 43 per cent pertained to problems watching videos.
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Gmail had 23,000 complaints before midday and Google’s main site had reported 19,000 complaints.
According to DownDetector, 81% and 91% of the issues with these sites, respectively, had to do with logging in.
Other affected sites includes Google Meet, Hangouts and the Play Store as well as the Pokemon Go game, which is made by Niantic, another Google-owned company.
It appears the outage is not uniform, with some users reporting a ‘400 error message’ while it is working fine for others.
However, a quick test at the London office of MailOnline reveals, Sheets, Gmail and YouTube are offline.