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YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail experiencing connection issues in eastern US

YouTube, Snapchat, Gmail experiencing connection issues in eastern US

If you've noticed your Gmail stuffing up, the smart lock on your door snapping shut, or had any issues with Google Cloud's platform, this probably isn't news to you: A server outage at Google has hit the world, indirectly impacting other apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Snapchat. Details are scant, but at first blush the outage sounds similar to the networking-related outage that Microsoft suffered last month that affected service for hours.

An outage tracker is showing a progressively higher incidence of problems experienced by users on Australia's east coast.

Other services that rely on Google Cloud for hosting, such as Uber, Rocket League, and Discord, also seemed to be experiencing issues as a result of the apparent outage. The issue appears to be regional, however, with anecdotal reports indicating not everyone is affected.

Google is reporting that Google Cloud is experiencing an outage thanks to "high levels of network congestion in the eastern United States of America".

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Update 1:44pm PT: In an update to the Google Compute Engine status page, Google shared a little more information about the problems and promised a fix was on the way.

Here are some of the best tweets from the Great Google Cloud Outage of June 2019. "We will provide an update at 16:00 US/Pacific".

'Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors.

The not also stated Google believes it had identified the cause of congestion and expected a prompt return to service.