Google fixes glitch that crashed Gmail, YouTube

Johannesburg - Google scrambled to fix an issue which caused its search engine, YouTube, Gmail and Drive to crash on Tuesday night. 

The tech giant posted updates to say issues on each of its products have been resolved on the G Suite Status Dashboard.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” the company said as an update to each of the affected products. 

Google’s Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sheets all also experienced downtime.

Gmail, YouTube, Drive, Google Maps and other services were reported to have experienced issues around the world.

South Africans also experienced problems, with 176 issues reported on the local DownDetector from 18:00 on Tuesday evening.

Other DownDetectors from around the world reported issues from around the same time. 

Google said all services have since been restored. 

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