YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail, Nest, Discord, and a number of other web services are suffering from outages in the United States today. The root cause seems to be problems with Google's cloud service, which supports apps other than just Google's own web services. Google has posted a status update on its cloud dashboard. It should be noted that the problems started around 15:25 ET / 12:25 PM PT.
The problems seem to affect the problems on the East Coast of the USA. However, some YouTube and Gmail users across Europe claim that they can not access the services. Google's own G Suite status dashboard identifies issues with virtually every single Google web service, and Down Detector lists YouTube failure reports in a number of countries worldwide.
Discord, Snapchat, and Vimeo users are also affected There were problems logging in to the apps. Everyone uses Google Cloud in the backend. "We face heavy network congestion in the eastern US, affecting several services in Google Cloud, GSuite and YouTube," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge . "Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors. We believe that we have identified the root cause of the congestion and we expect to return to normal service soon.
The issues with YouTube are due to significant outages of the popular video service in January and October. YouTube was inactive for an hour and a half this year before Google restored the service.
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