Google Suffers Widespread Outage of Gmail, YouTube and More
December 14, 2020
After nearly an hour of widespread global outages of Google services, most users
were again able to access their Gmail, Google Drive and YouTube accounts Monday
“Update -- We’re back up and running! You should be able to access YouTube again
and enjoy videos as normal,” YouTube tweeted once service was restored.
Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., has not said what caused the outage.
users of Google Home Services, which can control lighting and other smart
devices, reported outages, as well.
“I’m sitting here in the dark in my toddler’s room because the light is
controlled by @Google Home. Rethinking ... a lot right now,” tweeted one user.
According to Bloomberg, Google search and advertisements were not affected by
the down time.
While outages among Big Tech companies are not uncommon, this outage was notable
because it impacted so many different Google products, Bloomberg reported.