It regularly happens that some sites go down, especially social networks like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. However, it is very rare when it comes to a search engine, moreover when it comes to web giant Google !
A massive outage for thousands of Internet users
In fact, on Monday evening, Tens of thousands of Internet users had to deal with a collapse in Google. The latter reported the reports at around 9:36 p.m., or 3:36 a.m. this Tuesday (August 09) French time. The affected users were trying to access Google services Redirecting to an error page that the company’s servers are not responding.
According to the site DownDetectorthis was the problem It was reported by at least 42,000 people who had problems with Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Photos.
For its part, the company responded to AFP after this collapse. A spokesperson said that From a software update made earlier in the afternoon And from “It briefly affected the availability of Google Search and MapsThe web giant’s teams worked quickly to resolve the issue and restore services.
Google Down: A viral trend on Twitter
very quickly, Google outage went viral on Twitter as the topic became a trend.
“I go to Twitter to check if someone else’s Google is down because I can’t google for it”
“I’m switching to Twitter after encountering the 500 Google error”
“Is Google really down now?!? Or am I just the problem?”
“We all come to Twitter to confirm that Google is down”
“Google displays an error for the first time. This day will be remembered”
“I’m trying to fix Google servers myself”
“The world when Google is down”
“Google Engineers Using Bing to Fix Google”
“Students who had a homework in the middle of the night and saw Google down.”
No doubt: when a Google site goes down, a whole section of the internet goes down, Comments are always very important. The company worked quickly to resolve the issue, however, and so far, the issue has apparently been resolved.