Categories: News

Don’t Panic… But YouTube (and Discord) is Down!

EDIT – PANIC OVER – GOOGLE IS BACK! – WE’LL UPDATE YOU IF WE HEAR WHY THEIR SERVICES WENT DOWN!

As part of our work, and I promise you it is mostly for work reasons, we regularly utilize Google services such as YouTube or Google Docs as a means of checking and keeping our content as fresh as possible for you. As you can imagine, therefore, we’re always pretty quick to notice when something has gone wrong.

And, while we don’t want you to panic, there is some big news afoot at the moment. Are you sitting down? Good, because YouTube is down! – On a less dramatic note, but certainly as inconvenient, Google Docs and Gmail also appear to not be working!

EDIT – We’ve also received reports that Discord is also down at the moment!

YouTube is Down

We first noted the problem when attempting to locate some videos for our review and news content. Having confirmed this across several of our staff members, we then decided to take a look at ‘Down Detector’ and, as you can clearly see above, problems reported on YouTube have just hit a colossally huge spike since around 12 midday (UK time) and appear (at the time of writing) to still be on-going.

This isn’t just isolated to YouTube either as we have also been able to confirm that Google Docs also isn’t working. Albeit, mildly surprisingly, the search engine and Google Drive do appear to be as normal!

What Will I Do?…

Admittedly, by the time you read this, the problem may have been resolved. For it to have already been out for 20-30 minutes, however, is clearly suggestive that something has gone very wrong at Google HQ.

Without falling into the traps of hyperbole or some kind of ‘hacking’ suggestion, yes, it’s probably just a bug they’re trying to work out, or maybe even a server update, but try clicking the link here and see what you get, because all we’re getting at the moment is that monkey above!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Typing Of The Dead Mod Uses the Best (Worst?) of Yahoo Answers!

Earlier this week we got the news that after over 15-years of people asking some…

3 hours ago

Sony to bring PlayStation Games to Smartphones?

With the mobile gaming sector currently representing one of the most lucrative markets around, it's…

3 hours ago

Nvidia Easter Egg Decoded to Reveal Prizes on Offer!

Earlier this week it was revealed that Nvidia's GTC 2021 showcase would, not for the…

3 hours ago

PC Shipments Spike Despite Chipset Shortages

There is no denying that the current situation of the average PC owner attempting to…

3 hours ago

Microsoft Reportedly Closing in on Nuance Acquisition

Microsoft has certainly been more than a little busy over the last month with rumours…

3 hours ago

PUBG Studio Rumored to be Working on a New Sci-fi Shooter

Despite Call of Duty Warzone perhaps stealing some of its battle royal thunder away, PUBG…

3 hours ago