Google applications including YouTube, email and Docs have suffered a rare service outage, with users unable to access many of the company’s services.
The outage started shortly before noon UK time, lasting more than half an hour before services were restored.
Users around the world reported problems with Gmail, Google Drive, the Android Play Store, Maps and more.
Google’s search engine, however, remained unaffected by the problems affecting its other services.
A little after 8 am ET, most of Google’s services came back online. The company’s workspace status dashboard had been red across the board, with every single Google service indicating an outage. Later Monday morning, they turned green, indicating that they’re operating normally.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support,” Google said in a statement.Google said it will work toward restoring its apps for the remaining people who are still unable to access them, but the problems should largely be resolved.
“Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” the company said.Downdetector, a service that registers complaints about unavailable internet services, showed tens of thousands of people had been unable to use Google and its apps.