Google services including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive, were restored Monday, following a widespread outage that reached across the globe.
Google’s own website showed the company’s services were down starting around 7:00 am Eastern Time.
Google has some of the most widely used services in the world. YouTube records over 2 billion logged-in users each month, with people watching over a billion hours of video on its platform.
YouTube said in a tweet Monday morning, “We’re back up and running.”
Outages on select Google Apps are not uncommon, but Monday’s outage affected all its popular services, including Google Hangouts, Google Chats and Google Meet, products that people have used extensively during the COVID-19 pandemic.