Users around the world alerted through social networks that they were unable to access the platforms of Google como Gmail, Drive, Meet, Analytics, Google Hangouts, Doordash, Nest. When trying to open the message “error 502 & rdquor; and “The server encountered a temporary error and was unable to complete your request.”
Users also reported that YouTube, the popular Google-owned video-sharing site, experienced technical difficulties.
According to Downdetector, a website that watches when services go offline, most notification problems are in North America and East Asia.
There are also groups of people who report problems in South America, Australia and New Zealand.
According to the technology site Gizmodo, the problem started around 9pm EDT (2am BST).
Referring to Google services, the site reports: “Some, like Gmail, took much longer to load, while other services like Google Play Store y Calendar they seemed to be in an endless boot cycle and were not charging at all. “
Many Google customers took to social media to express their frustration.
Gracie, a student at Boston College in the United States, tweeted an image of a crying cartoon.
She accompanied this with the caption: “When Google Docs is down and you’ve lost your entire essay, then you’re going to email your teacher so you can’t deliver it, but gmail is down too.”
When he was contacted by the New York Times, Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.