YouTube, Gmail, Drive, a massive breakdown in Google services
YouTube, Gmail, Drive, massive breakdown in Google services. This Monday, December 14 at midday, the majority of Google services, affected by a major outage, were no longer accessible.
It was a little less than 1 p.m. on Monday, December 14 when a major outage hit the various Google services. Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, or even Drive have thus become inaccessible, or very partially accessible, to the majority of users.
“Google faced a failure of its identification and authentication system for about 45 minutes due to a quota problem on internal storage,” said a spokesperson for the group in a message sent to the ‘ Agence France-Presse. The problem with the authentication system was resolved 40 minutes later and all services are now back to normal.
Some users spared
The outage began to be reported by Internet users from several major geographic areas around 12:50 p.m. French time, according to the specialist site Downdetector, while messages stamped #GoogleDown multiplied, on Twitter in particular.
In addition to its famous search engine, Google offers a multitude of services, ranging from messaging to video sharing, maps, and maps, storage of photos or documents, games, etc. Already omnipresent in the lives of many users, these tools have taken on increasing importance since the start of the pandemic.
Around the world, many workers whose tasks are mainly performed on computers have been called upon to stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as have schoolchildren and students, who teach online. All have become particularly dependent on the good performance of online services, any temporary interruption can affect work, prevent meetings, delay work in progress.