As many started work and class on Friday across Asia, and people in the East of the United States wind down their evening, Google went down across the regions.
Little is known about the cause at this point, but popular Google services like Google Search, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Classroom, Google Calendar and YouTube were all unavailable.
Downdetector shows more than 1,000 reports from users having problems with Google at 9:06am SGT.
However, when searching “Is Google Down?” on Google Search, the tech giant responds “No. Google.com is UP and reachable by us.”
Users went to Twitter to voice their concerns.
What else could go wrong. Gmail, Google Drive, all down. Looks like it’s down worldwide? Thanks 2020. pic.twitter.com/bwQwpIBUQZ
— Kyoko Kitamura (@kitamurakyoko) September 25, 2020
If the cause or any more updates become apparent, we will update this article.
Update: Google released a statement on September 25 2020 following the outage: “We experienced a short service disruption affecting several products including G Suite, and are now recovering. For more details, please visit our status dashboard.”
Urs Hölzle, Google’s SVP of Engineering tweeted: “A pool of servers that route traffic to application backends crashed, and users on that particular pool experienced the outage. Google Cloud Platform was not affected. We’re very sorry for the outage, we know how critical these services are to everyone’s lives. We’re working on a postmortem to ensure this won’t happen again. We believe there was no major impact on GCP (some minor APIs were affected).”