Just a few minutes ago, we have noticed that Gmail, Google Drive and Youtube are down globally.
We will investigate the issue and post here as soon as more information is available.
EDIT: 12.10 UTC
I personally was looking for tutorials on Google and when I looked up at the video results, firstly I thought the video were broken and the links were outdated bu then I noticed I could not access the home page either.
What’s the second thing to blame, well after checking the modem, using a VPN, different browser and mobile data we’re still not able to access YouTube.
Guess what, even downdetector is not fast enough to notice it either! Next step was of course Twitter. I first could not find anything suspicious. Then an new hashtag popped up #YouTubeDOWN.
Also #GoogleDOWN is worth checking for extra precaution if you are expecting to make research for your latest article.
EDIT: 12:22 UTC
Google Classroom seems to be broken as well.
EDIT: 12:24 UTC
Google Meet seems to be broken also.
Googling “is Google Down” yields this funny result
EDIT: 12:31 UTC
Official YouTube account has tweeted about the issue. Still no evidence about what has happened.
Still no updates from Google.
Some users have also reported that search was partially down.
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
EDIT: 12:33 UTC
YouTube seems to be working partially.
EDIT: 12:38 UTC
YouTube is back to normal. There is no official response to if it was fully recovered globally or not.
EDIT: 12:41 UTC
Many Google Services have recovered. There is still no response to what or how it has happened.
EDIT: 13:03 UTC
It seems like Google has mostly recovered. We still don’t have an official response to what caused the outage and if it is fully resolved or not.
We’ll update if there are any new updates.
EDIT: December 15, 07.03 UTC
Official Response from Google
Google has now officially responded and acknowledged the issue.
Today, at 3.47AM PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue. Services requiring users to log in experienced high error rates during this period. The authentication system issue was resolved at 4:32AM PT. All services are now restored. We apologize to everyone affected, and we will conduct a thorough follow up review to ensure this problem cannot recur in the future.Google