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Gmail, YouTube And Other Google Services Are Back Online After Global Outage On Monday

Google services abruptly went down on Monday evening, impacting hundreds of users. Among the services that were disrupted at the time of writing include Gmail, Google Search, YouTube, and Drive. The latest outage, which seems to be more intensive than the last one, seemingly started around 5 pm IST today. Downdetector, the website that tracks web outages, reported over 40,000 outage cases from around the world nearly 10 minutes after the outage began. YouTube and Gmail seem to have been worst hit globally, causing an uproar on Twitter about how Google services have left them high and dry especially on the first day of the week. Google is saying that its services are back online. Here is what it says on the Gmail service status page: “The problem with Gmail should be resolved for the vast majority of affected users. We will continue to work towards restoring service for the remaining affected users, but no further updates will be provided on the Google Workspace Status Dashboard. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.” The same message is repeated for all other services that were down. Some users are reporting that Gmail is working again and they can log into it. It seems emails are also coming. However, Gmail is also showing a warning when users are logging back in. It says. “Gmail is temporarily unable to access your Contacts. You may experience issues while this persists.” YouTube, which was another service to have been affected by the outage, is back now. We were able to use YouTube properly on both mobile and Wi-Fi networks at the time of writing. “Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change,” says Google on its Gmail status page. Downdetector is now showing a steep drop in the number of outages. Contrary to over 50,000 outages, the last point on the graph, at 6:19 PM, shows a little over 900 flags for the outage that Google services suffered today.

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