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JUST IN: Google, YouTube, Gmail Crash Worldwide

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The Google-owned family of apps, which includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets and YouTube, has crashed for thousands of users worldwide.

Naija News reports that Google’s main search engine has also crashed.

According to the outage tracker site DownDetecter,  tens of thousands of users reported issues with the sites around 11:40 am.

Google’s websites are some of the most popular in the world, with its video-streaming site YouTube frequented by more than two billion people every month.

Other affected sites include Google Meet, Hangouts and the Play Store as well as the Pokemon Go game, which is made by Niantic, another Google-owned company.

Unlike other tech firms like Facebook, outages are rare at Google, DailyMail reports.

By 11:54 am, there were more than 50,000 complaints for YouTube alone. with half (49 percent) regarding issues with the website and 43 percent pertaining to problems watching videos.

Gmail had 23,000 complaints before midday and Google’s main site had reported 19,000 complaints.

Eighty-one and 91 percent of the issues with these sites, respectively, was to do with logging in, according to DownDetector.

It appears the outage is not uniform, with some users reporting a ‘400 error message’ while it is working fine for others.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.