Gmail, Google Meet, G-Drive and YouTube Down

Users worldwide have reported issues with Google services this morning, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Drive outages

Google services including Gmail, Google Meet, YouTube and Google Drive have gone down in multiple countries, with no reason yet given by the search giant.

For anyone hoping to squeeze a last few crucial projects through in these remaining days before the Christmas holidays, it’s a frustrating break in service that shows just how dependent many businesses have become on G-Suite’s tools.

At the time of writing, Google services were beginning to return, though we’ll update this post as more detail emerges.

G-Suite Downtime Reported

UK downtime reporting site DownDetector flagged a surge in complaints and queries about Google services going down this morning:

Google down time 14 december

Users attempting to access Google services were being presented with unexpected error messages:

google services down

And over on YouTube, it was the same story (with a reassuring worker monkey?)

YouTube down error

Users worldwide were quick to report issues affecting YouTube, Google Meet, Gmail and Google Drive:

Even here at, staff reported being unceremoniously booted out of Google Meet calls then unable to access Google Drive documents.

Google appears to be rectifying the issue within an hour of first reports coming in – we will update as we know more.

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Richard Parris is the Managing Editor of He has over a decade's experience writing about tech, covering everything from the latest product reviews to online privacy and security. Before joining, Richard previously worked as the editor of the UK's largest technology magazine and its associated website.
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