GOOGLE SERVICES come back to normality
11:30 AM UK Time, services of Google like Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Maps, AdWords and AdSense, Google Pay, Google Home, Nest, and Google’s Chromecast faced a widespread outage.
Netizens realized how much they depended on Google when a short outage of roughly 45 minutes occurred. The outage was widespread and affected many countries including India, Europe, the U.S., Canada, South Africa, countries in Central and South America, Australia, and more.
A Google spokesperson provided a statement.
Today, at 3:47 AM PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue. Services requiring users to log in experienced high error rates during this period. The authentication system issue was resolved at 4:32 AM PT. All services are now restored. We apologize to everyone affected, and we will conduct a thorough follow up review to ensure this problem cannot recur in the future.
The #googledown started trending widely and had users put in their plights because of the outage. Some were particularly hilarious and showed how much we depended on Google
The company later apologized for the disruption in an emailed statement and said it would “conduct a thorough follow up review to ensure this problem cannot recur in the future.”