Google, Google Maps and other services recover after global outage

Alphabet Inc’s Google was down for thousands of users on Monday, according to outage tracking website Google search was not the only service impacted. The outage also impacted a range of other Google products such as Google Photos, Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Duo, etc. The services appear to be back now.

According to Google’s own app status dashboard there’s no reflection of an outage. Google has not yet issued a statement on the same.  There were more than 40,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the world’s largest search engine, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

Meanwhile, users took to Twitter to mock about the outage, with Google search being down. The hashtag #googledown was trending on the platform. Check out some tweets from users.

Most users encountered a 500 error, which indicates a server problem. Google services appear to be back up for most users in India for now. Let us know if you are still facing an issue.

Update: Google has now acknowledged the issue and stated that a “software update issue” was the culprit behind the outage.

“We’re aware of a software update issue that briefly affected availability of Google Search and Maps, and we apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to quickly address the issue and our services are now back online,” the company said in a statement.