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Google is down for millions of users around the globe.

YouTube, Gmail, Docs have all appeared to crash for millions of users.

It's not yet clear what caused the sudden outage but according to DownDectector, problems started at around 11:30am GMT this morning.

Many people have taken to Twitter to complain that they can't access their Gmail account.

YouTube, which is owned by Google, also won't load for many users.

Follow our live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Christy Cooney

    ISSUES 'RESOLVED FOR VAST MAJORITY'

    The issues with Google's services have now been resolved for most users, the company has said.

    A statement on the Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other sections of Google's service dashboard said problems "should be resolved for the vast majority of affected users."

    "We will continue to work towards restoring service for the remaining affected users, but no further updates will be provided on the Google Workspace Status Dashboard," it read.

    "Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

  • Christy Cooney

    SERVICES 'RESTORED'

    Google services appear to have reportedly returned to full usage following the outage.

    Services appear to have been restored as of around 12.40pm, around an hour after users first began reporting issues.

    The reports have not been confirmed by Google.

  • Christy Cooney

    US ISSUES APPEAR CONCENTRATED ON EAST COAST

    Problems with Google's services in the US appear to be concentrated on the country's east coast.

    DownDetector shows hotspots of reported issues in New York, Washington, and Boston.

    Far fewer users appear to be experiencing problems in California, home to global tech hub Silicon Valley.

  • Christy Cooney

    ISSUES IN JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, AND BRAZIL

    Users in Japan, Australia, and Brazil are also reporting problems with Google's services, according to DownDetector.

    The worst-hit regions remain the US, Europe, and India.

  • Christy Cooney

    'RESOLUTION EXPECTED IN NEAR FUTURE'

    Google has said it expects the problems with its services to be resolved in the "near future".

    A statement released at 12.31pm UK time read: “Service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future.

    "Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.“

  • Christy Cooney

    GOOGLE 'AWARE OF PROBLEM'

    Google has said in a statement it is "aware of a problem" with its services.

    "We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a majority of users," the statement said.

    "The affected users are unable to access Gmail."

    Users have also reported problems with a range of other Google-run apps.

  • Christy Cooney

    SEARCH ENGINE UNAFFECTED

    Google's search engine reportedly remains unaffected for global users despite issues with other services.

    Users have reported problems with Gmail, Google Drive, the Android Play Store, Maps, and other apps.

  • Christy Cooney

    ISSUES BEGAN JUST BEFORE NOON

    Issues with Google and its services began just before noon UK time, the BBC reports.

  • Christy Cooney

    DISRUPTION FOLLOWS HACK ATTACK ON US TREASURY

    The disruption comes just days after hackers launched an attack on the US Treasury and US Department of Commerce.

    The attack led to a meeting of the National Security Council over the weekend, TheStreet reports.

    The attack is still being investigated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI.

  • Christy Cooney

    OUTAGE HITTING EUROPE, US, AND INDIA

    The outage of Google's services is affecting at least Europe, US, and India, according to reports.

    Users trying to access Gmail and other apps were told “something went wrong” and “There was an error. Please try again later.”

  • John Hall

    NO CLUE

    It's not yet clear what caused the sudden outage.

    According to DownDectector, problems started at around 11:30am GMT this morning.

    Many people have taken to Twitter to complain that they can't access their Gmail account.

    YouTube, which is owned by Google, also won't load for many users.

  • John Hall

    GLOBAL ISSUE

    According to DownDetector's live outage map, the problems affecting Google have impacted people all over the world.

    Europe has had the most reports of an outage and that's why the map shows a large red spot over the area.

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