Alphabet Inc’s Google services faced a massive global outage on Tuesday morning. According to the outage tracking website Downdetector.com, the Google services including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Photos, and Google Drive were hit by a global outage.
Users attempting to use the search engine were met with a 502 or 500 error. An error page read that the server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds.
Downdetector showed more than 40,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the world’s largest search engine. However, the services were resumed after facing a brief outage but people were quick to share their dismay on Twitter.
Some of them were even missing the turtle-slow browser, Internet Explorer while some switched to Twitter to confirm if Google crashed down.
Here’s how people reacted!
Initially, there was no official statement from Google, but later the multinational company issued an apology for a software update issue that caused a global outage.
Google in an apology wrote that we’re aware of a software update issue that occurred late this afternoon Pacific Time and briefly affected the availability of Google search and Maps. We apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to quickly address the issue and our services are now back online, the statement read.
The disruption lasted for almost an hour. The issues started at about 6:37 am IST when reports of problems started to surge above the baseline, and they peaked at about 7:07 am. By 7:22 am, the impacted services had resumed their normal schedule.
Earlier this month, Microsoft Teams services were also hit by a global outage.
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