Google Services Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs and Other Slowly Returning to Normal
Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2020
After remaining down for almost an hour, some services offered by Google like Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, as well as Play Store are slowly returning to normal across several countries, including India.

A report from TechCrunch says, it looks like services are slowly starting to come back again, but with some glitches such as the address bar in Gmail not working correctly. "We have contacted Google for a statement about what happened. In all, looks like they were down for about an hour that crossed into business hours in multiple markets, leading to a slight drop in pre-market trading for parent company Alphabet," the report says.
Google has updated that Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and most other services hit by the outage has been restored for some users.

"Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future," Google said in a statement.

According to Downdetector, YouTube, Google, Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Google Play and Gmail were down.

"With Gmail, nearly 15% faced problems with the website, 79% had problems in logging in while 14% mentioned messages issues. Meanwhile, 52% issued problems in watching videos, 39% reported website related issue and 8% issued log-in issue with YouTube," it says.

The website further claimed that the aforementioned services are not only facing troubles in India but in many parts of the world including parts of Europe, the US and more.
Earlier, a report from TechCrunch had said, "Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs are all experiencing outages, with reports we’ve seen so far coming in from Europe, the US and India. Downtime site indicators are showing big spikes for the services dropping starting from around 11.30AM UK time."
"Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any crazier, instead of a Snow Day, we could have a #GoogleDown Day," a Twitter user wrote from his account.

Another Twitter user said: "2020 is incredible, even Google didn't make it through it #googledown.", however, is working.
Google was earlier hit by a significant outage in August this year, which also took down its suite of online services and YouTube.
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