Google's Products Down

It almost feels like the world is going to end.

December 14th 2020, 12:44 pm | Arran Hodges

If you needed something to be stressed about today, here's one thing.

Google is down! For those people currently working from home that may be using Google products such as G Suite or even educational settings that use Google Meet- it seems like a day off is in order. According to Down Detector, there have been over 20,000 down reports of Google over the past half an hour. You might even notice that non-google products such as Discord are a bit slower too!

Even the website that we check to see if websites are down, DownDetector went offline momentarily. This kind of equates to a remote learning snow day doesn't it?

There have been over 806 thousand tweets about the issues that the tech giant is facing. At the moment- things like GMail, Google Drive and YouTube aren't working. Hopefully they will resolve the issues soon..

Update 12:40PM - Issues have been mostly fixed

As I mentioned earlier on- you may have noticed that some other non-google platforms are being effected by this. This is because that some products that people develop are hosted on the Google Cloud Platform. For example- Discord. Earlier on today they also created a status on their status page stating that they were investigating elevated error rates and latency across all of Discord. For example- their API, Media Proxy and Push Notifications.

It just shows how much we rely on tech giants doesn't it.

Photo: Down Detector