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All Google services are down

All Google services are down

Do not panic. You are not the only one that put all his eggs in one basket. Be sure that their best technicians working to fix it. Will be ok, sooner or later. (Update: all Google services are back to life).
Google down: Gmail, Docs, YouTube users hit by outage.

Just before 7:00am ET, users began reporting that they were unable to access Google search, YouTube, Docs or Gmail, among other services, with Europe and North America reported to be widely impacted.

Google's service dashboard displayed a message for each of the services affected by the outage, which in the case of Gmail read: "We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access Gmail."

All services have since been restored. Google later revealed that the issues were caused by an outage to its authentication platform.

In a statement, a Google spokesperson said: "Today, at 3.47AM PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue. Services requiring users to log in experienced high error rates during this period. The authentication system issue was resolved at 4:32AM PT.

"All services are now restored. We apologize to everyone affected, and we will conduct a thorough follow up review to ensure this problem cannot recur in the future."

Owners of Nest thermostats and Google Home smart speakers also reported problems during the outage, meanwhile the Google Cloud Status Dashboard highlighted issues affecting several of Google's cloud components.

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