Google’s suite of products started experiencing issues around 12pm UK-time, though some services started to be restored more than 30 minutes later.
The Google Workspace Status Dashboard showed a sea of red, with products including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Hangouts, and Groups all reporting issues.
YouTube was also impacted, with Downdetector showing a spike of outages at around midday. Here was a map of the locations reporting problems:
In a message on Gmail’s status dashboard, Google said: “We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access Gmail.”
We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now – our team is aware and looking into it. We'll update you here as soon as we have more news.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 14, 2020