YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, Google Docs and Play Store restored for some users as others still face outage

YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, Google Docs and Play Store restored for some users as others still face outage
YouTube (seen above), Google Docs and Gmail is down for users across the worldScreenshot of YouTube website/BI India
  • Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs crashed for users across the world was down for nearly an hour on December 14.
  • Gmail and Google Docs were not loading on web browsers and the mobile apps were also not refreshing.
  • However, YouTube can be accessed if users login using the incognito mode on Chrome.
In hour-long outage Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs was down for users in India as well as across the world. Google's online services within G Suite like Google Meets awere unable to load. The Play Store's main screen comes up, but no other action items were working.

In fact, the only Google service that still seems to be up and running is Google Search.

YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, Google Docs and Play Store restored for some users as others still face outage
Gmail and Google Docs are also not loading for usersBI India

Services are starting to roll back to many while some are still reporting issues. The outage, which did not last as long as many other incidents seen over the past year, did, however, strike a chord at the heart of users working from home.
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But considering the expanse of the Google empire, it did have far-reaching effects. For those accessing their smart devices using Android were no exception with some reporting being unable to connect their Nest speakers or TV's using Google Home.

The outage from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) left many a professional between an incomplete email, an unfinished Google Docs or a meeting that suddenly got cut off.

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YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, Google Docs and Play Store restored for some users as others still face outage
Google Workspace Status Dashboard as of 6:10pm on December 14Google

For those still facing issues, YouTube is loading in incognito mode. This means you won't be logged into your account and you'll have to manually search for your subscriptions, but you will still have access. The hack only works when using the Chrome web browser.

YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, Google Docs and Play Store restored for some users as others still face outage
YouTube works for users when accessed using 'incognito' mode on Google ChromeYouTube screenshot/BI India

For other services, like Gmail and GMeets that require you to login, there is no work around as of now. Downdectector confirms the outage on its own database starting at around 5:00pm.

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YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, Google Docs and Play Store restored for some users as others still face outage
Google's services are down for users across the worldDownDetector

Business Insider India has reached out for a comment on the development but Google is yet to respond to what's gone wrong, but it is aware of the outage. "


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