OAKLAND, Calif. — Google users experienced a widespread service disruption on Thursday evening, including the company’s email, YouTube and Google documents services.
The outages seemed to be focused around the eastern coast of the United States, according to Downdetector, a website that tracks internet disruptions. The Downdetector heat maps for Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and other Google services showed a significant number of people having trouble accessing those websites.
In addition, the outages seemed to affect corporate customers of Google’s cloud computing service.
Google did not immediately respond to questions about why the services were experiencing problems. While occasional outages are common for many web-based services, the widespread problems across a number of Google services were unusual.
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