Google Docs and Sheets experienced a partial outage

Google Docs and Sheets experienced a partial outage

Various Google administrations encountered an incomplete blackout on Monday, for certain clients incapable to make new records in Google Docs and Google Sheets. Google’s Workspace Status Dashboard announced that Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Classroom all accomplished assistance disturbances. As of 11:26AM ET Google said that assistance had been reestablished for “a few clients” adding that “we anticipate a goal for all clients soon.”

As of 12PM ET, we’ve confirmed that the issues we were encountering have all the earmarks of being settled. Google has since refreshed its dashboard to take note of that assistance has been completely reestablished.

While the issues were progressing, attempting to make another archive in Google Docs caused the accompanying blunder message to show up:

Google Docs encountered an error. Please try reloading this page, or coming back to it in a few minutes.
To learn more about the Google Docs editors, please visit our help center.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
– The Google Docs Team

The issue was acknowledged by Google in a support message posted at 9:36AM ET. “The affected users are able to access Google Drive, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior,” the update said, “Affected user are unable to create new documents.”

An error message appeared in Google Docs when users tried to create a new document. Screenshot: Google Docs

Downdetector showed spikes in issues with Google Drive, Google Classroom, and Google itself, though we’ve didn’t encounter any issues on Google’s main search site. The outage appeared to occur in multiple countries, if reports on Twitter were anything to go by. We experienced issues in the UK and US.




Google reported partial outages across Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Screenshot: Google

There will never be a fun time for a blackout, yet issues like this are especially awful with such countless individuals presently working and concentrating from home. Upbeat Monday, everybody.

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