Google Docs And Drive Was Down Worldwide

Yesterday, users of  Google Drive, Google Docs and a few other services from Google experienced a worldwide outage that last lasted over an hour.

According to Down Detector, places in the US that were most affected includes California, New York, Texas, and Washington. While other places like Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Portland also had issues accessing Google Drive and Docs, though not as terrible as the aforementioned. Reports began to pour in at 1:17PM EST on Sunday.

Other places on the American continent that also suffered from this outage (though not heavy) includes Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvadorr, Honduras, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.


In Europe we have London, Some places in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany were more affected, while some places in Spain, Italy, Hungary, etc experienced slight interruption. In Asia, Japan suffered the most from the outage, while India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and other places experienced brief interruption in the use of those Google services.

At 12:30PM Pacific Time, January 27, 2020, Google acknowledged the issue on Google Drive and said they were working on a fix.

"We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are unable to access Google Drive," Google said.

At about 12:46 PM Pacific Time, Google updated the service details. "The problem with Google Drive should be resolved," it said. "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please est assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

As at the time of this writing, all the mentioned Google services are working without issues.

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