Google Says Massive Outage that Affected YouTube, Gmail, Snapchat, and More Was Due to Congestion in Eastern U.S.

A number of sites and apps hosted on Google cloud experienced outages due to congestion in the northeast United States on Sunday. (File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI)
A number of sites and apps hosted on Google cloud experienced outages due to congestion in the northeast United States on Sunday. (File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI)

Google experienced outages related to its Google Cloud services online, leaving several web platforms and applications down on Sunday afternoon.

The outage affected Google clients such as YouTube and Gmail as well as Snapchat, Discord and other apps throughout the northeastern United States as Google Cloud’s status page showed service outages for the Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Networking.

“We are experiencing high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube,” a message on the page read. “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.

SOURCE: UPI