Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google Classroom suffered a widespread outage Monday, affecting many users and employers. Reports of the crash spiked around 6:30 a.m. Eastern time, according to DownDetector.
Many social media users in multiple countries were commenting on the outage.
Google didn’t immediately return a request for comment. The Alphabet-owned service also didn’t immediately acknowledge the outage.
In response to one user who reported that Gmail was down, Google said: “Currently, there are no disruptions with Gmail. Could you try connecting to a different network to see if that works? Keep us posted.”
That doesn't sound good, Tejveer. Currently, there are no disruptions with Gmail. Could you try connecting to a different network to see if that works? Keep us posted.
— Gmail (@gmail) December 14, 2020
— Sagar sharma (@sagarji99) December 14, 2020
On Monday morning, a large percentage of #Gmail users worldwide are getting errors including ones about authentication, and are unable to open email in mail apps or browsers. #gmaildown https://t.co/hZvXa0CjqW pic.twitter.com/jD2JLFMsZC
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) December 14, 2020
Google services were back up as of 7:40 a.m., but some users continued to report problems accessing their Gmail contacts.
—This is a developing story and will be updated.