Gmail, YouTube, Google down! Services restored after glitch in the UK | Tech News

Gmail, YouTube, Google down! Services restored after glitch in the UK

  • Google suffered a massive setback today after its various sites were reported as being down, including Gmail and YouTube.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 21:46 IST
Google
Downdetector received thousands of reports stating that Google, Gmail and YouTube were down. (MINT_PRINT)

Google suffered a massive setback today after its various sites were reported as being down in the United Kingdom. Reports on Downdetector showed that a major event had occurred at Gmail with thousands reporting problems. Reports about YouTube being down too were received but these numbered in the hundreds, unlike Gmail. Reports received by Downdetector about Gmail exceeded 2600 while YouTube reports were measured at 349.

Downdetector says that it reports an 'incident' when glitch reports about any site on its portal exceeds the typical volume for that time of day. The problem faced by Gmail was not just on the website but also on the app. Server connection error was reported by 54 per cent of the Gmail users, mail sending glitches were reported by 31 per cent of the people and 15 per cent reported a problem with the Google website itself.

You may be interested in

MobilesTablets Laptops
OnePlus 10 Pro
  • Volcanic Black
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
48% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Green
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
48% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Green
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
7% OFF
Google Pixel 7 5G
  • Obsidian
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage

A Gmail user named James, posted this message on Downdetector, "Keep getting 502 server error on gmail". Another user, Chris King, said, "Works in Gmail web, but unable to send and receive reliably via mail client (dropped connections)."

Also read
Looking for a smartphone? To check mobile finder click here.

Among the reports received regarding YouTube, as many as 49 per cent said they are facing issues on website, 38 per cent were facing an issue with the app and 13 per cent faced glitches with video streaming.  

However, the sites are all back now. The Downdetector message now reads, “User reports indicate no current problems at Youtube.” In its reaction to Express of UK, Google said, "On Friday November 12 around 08:30 am UTC, some of our users experienced a service disruption to Google Cloud services, including Google Workspace. This issue is now resolved."

As is clear from the Google Workspace Status Report, the problem was quite widespread with Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Calendar and Google Groups being affected too. Check the report here

Google is not the only one suffering glitches. Facebook owned companies suffered a major outage recently that lasted over 5 hours. 

gmail
gmail down for many users in the UK (Downdetector)
image caption
gmail down for many users in the UK (Downdetector)

The outage was global and it affected WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and more. After services were restored, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had apologised for the inconvenience caused to users. 

YouTube
YouTube down reports were posted on Downdetector today in the hundreds (Downdetector)
image caption
YouTube down reports were posted on Downdetector today in the hundreds (Downdetector)

However, the sites had crashed for a second time thereafter, but services were quickly restored. 

The situation was so bad that employees reportedly, could not even get back into the office to deal with the problem.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 13 Nov, 01:01 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS