2020 Continues to disappoint. When we all thought it couldn’t get worse, it did.
This year has taken the only consistent thing left in our lives. It’s Monday, and Google is down.
Is it the end of the world?
As reports of Google outages began to filter through on Twitter, users across the globe speculated that a Google crash could kick start the end of the world. “When you can’t even Google what happened to Google…” tweeted @abdul__kareem10.
According to Downdetector, it wasn’t just Google Search that took a dive on Monday. YouTube, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Nest, and Google Home services also went down.
And for anyone trying to navigate their way through the traffic, get out your compass, because Google Maps is also AWOL.
A map on Downdetector’s website shows where the outages are concentrated, and while not every single “Googler” was affected, there were enough frustrated users for #GoogleDown to trend.
Neither the Google account nor the Gmail account have tweeted about the incident. Only the official YouTube Twitter account acknowledged the issue, with the following:
“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.”
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.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 14, 2020
While some services seem to have been restored, or are slowly coming back online, we’re still waiting to hear exactly what happened to the internet’s biggest monopoly.
— int Alice (@_Aura_T_) December 14, 2020
— Parth nasit (@theparthnasit) December 14, 2020
— Will O’Hara (@willohara) December 14, 2020
— Abdul Kareem (@abdul__kareem10) December 14, 2020
— ｇｕｌｚａａｒ (@thegulzaar) December 14, 2020