On Tuesday afternoon, a Google outage crashed more than 30,000 websites. Some of the main platforms affected are Discord, Facebook, Snapchat, and Spotify. Fortunately, the problem was resolved within hours.
Google Cloud outage: over 30,000 websites crashed
When a tech giant as big as Google goes down, it creates a huge impact on the internet. Zero Hedge pointed out that more than 30,000 websites suffered disruption during the outage. They listed 15 affected websites that caused distress to thousands of active users during the outage.
- Paramount +
- Pokémon Go
- Rocket league
- Home depot
According to Google, the outage was caused by issues with Cloud Networking. the records show that the outage started at 10:10 am PST and the issue was fully resolved at 12:08 pm PST.
The Verge noted that the issue was caused by the common service provider, which is the Google platform, and not by an ISP disruption or an issue with individual sites. Because of this, web pages and their users have had to patiently wait for Google developers to correct themselves.
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Google crash: user reactions to an internet crash
This recent Google problem has definitely made a huge mess. It shocked fans on the internet by causing many popular websites to crash. Keep in mind that Internet outages happened instantly.
A Twitter user posted the Downdetector reports for the Google crash. They also pointed out that social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have been affected.
️ INTERNET Crash: Downdetector reports thousands of outages across multiple platforms in the United States.
Many major tech platforms are affected by disruption, including Google, Instagram, and Facebook. pic.twitter.com/QoWoenEaxT
– Original @ realAvokäsiAnssi ™ ️⚡️ Whistleblower (@avokasianssi) November 16, 2021
Another user listed “Apex Legends, Google, Spotify, Discord, PlayStation and more” as victims of the blackout.
Apex Down: Major Widespread Outage Affects Many Services Including Google, Spotify, Discord, PlayStation, etc.
If you can’t log into Apex Legends, here’s why. pic.twitter.com/p2ik2jLfOk
– Alpha Intel (@alphaINTEL) November 16, 2021
Rocket League players were shocked when their matchmaking suddenly became unavailable.
Rocket League and Rocket League Sideswipe are both experiencing service outages. Matchmaking, parties and more may not be available at this time.
Updates to follow and go to https://t.co/FeCnPA9Ksi for more details. pic.twitter.com/lnI0i1WgFl
– Rocket League Status (@RL_Status) November 16, 2021
Spotify also tried to do what it could to resolve the issue.
We are currently aware of some issues and are checking them out! We will keep you posted.
– Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) November 16, 2021
Discord servers and rooms crashed without proper explanation.
Oh no… our Discord server… it’s down!
– Arx @ Danger Bongos (@ArxSnow) November 16, 2021
So many apps ran into problems during the Google crash
I think it’s google cloud that’s down pic.twitter.com/agwHdrc23c
– Train (@hobbleabbas) November 16, 2021
One fan was puzzled because the Google crash happened so abruptly.
– Lizette (@ _lizettesanz31) November 16, 2021
Another fan was worried because this outage has happened twice now.
so google cloud has a huge outage pic.twitter.com/tnppLBNsa6
– 🥯💕 (@dol_adverb) November 16, 2021
Well, at least some fans find the whole situation to be related to the thousands of affected users.
Google cloud having an outage really rained on the Snapchat parade pic.twitter.com/4cDhsbeTZI
– Ŧ𝔰𝔲 (@KaleKaimera) November 16, 2021
Fortunately, as mentioned earlier, Google fixed the problem within hours. It is recommended that all users having problems with websites refresh and restart the affected website.
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