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Google services experience outage worldwide

Google services and websites such as YouTube, Gmail and Google Assistant were down across the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world Monday morning. The outage disabled all of Google’s Workspace services — including Google Calendar, Google Drive and the Google Meet videoconferencing tool — at the start of the workweek along with the tech titan’s flagship email platform. Google confirmed the outage on its public status dashboard at 6:55 a.m. and said it had restored service for “some users” about 35 minutes later. The company did not immediately respond to an email asking what caused the problems. “We expect a resolution for all users in the near future,” Google said on the dashboard. The outage was most widely reported in Europe and the East Coast of the US but users also flagged problems in India, Japan and parts of South America, according to outage-tracking website Downdetector.

Frustrated Twitter users have the hashtag YouTubeDOWN trending.