YouTube has given a statement on this matter, as per ANI. "We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now – our team is aware and looking into it. We'll update you here as soon as we have more news: Team YouTube."
Google’s major services including Gmail and YouTube were down for millions around the world. Several started complaining about it on social media around 5PM IST.
While Google Docs users were seeing the message “Google Docs encountered and error. Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes,” YouTube just showed its error page with a monkey and stated ‘Something went wrong’ along with a search bar.
As for Gmail, the page said “We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes. You can view the G Suite Status Dashboard for the current status of the service.”
According to the downdetector website, almost all the Google services were affected. This included Google Drive, Hangouts, Meet, Play and Duo.
Google Maps users could open the page on desktop but were unable to sign in to get personalised results.
As per the live outage map, the issue seemed to be severe in the European region while other countries like Japan and parts of US were also seen affected.
The Android and iOS versions of these services are working fine for now.
Source: Hindustan Times
BDST: 1945 HRS, DEC 14, 2020