Gmail, YouTube, Snapchat and Uber all DOWN after Google Cloud outage – The Sun

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Gmail, YouTube, Snapchat and Uber all DOWN after Google Cloud outage – The Sun



GOOGLE, Gmail, Youtube, Snapchat and Uber are currently all down, with millions of users unable to reach any of the services.
The problems are linked to an outage of Google Cloud, which is critical for many websites and apps.
7 Google has issued a status update on its Cloud dashboard, noting that issues began over an hour agoCredit: Alamy
7 YouTube has been down for the past hourCredit: Alamy
Problems have been reported across the UK, with other down spots on the US West Coast and North West Europe.
The number of people reporting problems rocketed about an hour ago, according to downdetector.com.
Google has issued a status update on its Cloud dashboard, noting that issues began over an hour ago.
Snapchat users are experiencing issues logging in, with the company tweeting: “We’re aware of an issue preventing some Snapchatters from using the app. Hang tight!”
Users described having problems signing in and uploading videos, sparking major fury on other social media platforms.
Others have reported Pokemon Go, Nest and Google Drive to be down due to the outage.
7 Snapchat users in the UK and the east coast of the US are experiencing the heaviest outagesCredit: Down Detector
7 Gmail users are currently unable to access their emails through their apps or on their computersCredit: Down Detector
USERS TURN TO TWITTER
Many people took to Twitter to express their frustration over the sites not working properly.
One Twitter user said: “@snapchat can we get a move on… I have an important conversation to finish.”
While another posted: “What’s wrong with youtube?? It’s not working properly.”
And a third tweeted: “Gmail is broken… Google Cloud is having issues… all over the place.”
News of the outage quickly spread across social media, with #YouTubeDOWN and #snapchatdown rising to the top of Twitter’s trending topics section as users voiced their frustrations.
On the Google Cloud Platform website it says: “We are currently encountering a cloud networking issue throughout all Google Cloud Platform, this is affecting all products currently.”
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They wrote: “We are experiencing high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube.
“Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors.
“We believe we have identified the root cause of the congestion and expect to return to normal service shortly.”
7 Where Google cloud users are experiencing most of the outageCredit: Down Detector
7 The Uber app is currently down in some countriesCredit: AFP or licensors
7 Snapchat tweeted: ‘We’re aware of an issue preventing some Snapchatters from using the app. Hang tight!’Credit: Getty – Contributor

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