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#YouTubeDOWN Rare outage causes Google applications to go down around the world

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Google has had a rare outage

Google has had a rare outage

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Google has had a rare outage

A rare widespread outage has caused chaos around the world as Google applications including YouTube, email and Docs have all been affected.

The outage appears to be affecting Google’s business and personal services.

Reports are gathering on Twitter as users can’t access its basic services, with Gmail and the hashtag ‘#YouTubeDOWN’ starting to trend.

As well as impacting YouTube viewers, and companies that rely on Google Workspace, users are reporting that smart home gadgets integrated with Google Assistant are experiencing issues.

Services are experiencing issues in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Japan, with other reports spanning the globe.

The outage started shortly before noon UK time, with Google sites returning server errors when visited.

Users around the world reported problems with Gmail, Google Drive, the Android Play Store, Maps, and more.

Many individuals and businesses rely on Google services for basic work apps such as email and calendars.

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