Google not working – is Google down, when will it be back up?

Twitter reacts to Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp outages

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Reports on flagship internet tracker Downdetector shows users are having trouble accessing the internet’s most used search website. Outages for major websites have been common in recent weeks, with Facebook and Instagram both down for several hours last week.

More than 50 reports of Google being down have been reported to Downdetector so far.

Users began reporting problems shortly after 8.20am this morning.

Of those who have reported, 78 percent said they have issues accessing Google.com.

Another 17 percent could not access search results, and 12 percent said they could not log in to Google services.

Express.co.uk will update this page if more outages are reported throughout the morning.

In the last 24 hours, a major outage in India saw users unable to send or receive emails.

Downdetector found 68 percent of users who reported issues have problems with Gmail, with at least 18 percent who reported server problems and another 14 percent users who were facing login issues.

Major websites, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, have suffered significant outages in recent weeks.

Mark Zuckerberg’s company blamed an internal technical issue, which not only affected Facebook’s services, but reportedly also employees’ work passes and email.

The services were down from about 16:00 GMT until roughly 22.00 on Monday, October 5.

Downdetector said there were some 10.6 million problem reports around the world. 

According to the business website Fortune, the outage Facebook founder Mr Zuckerberg an estimated $6bn (£4.4bn) at one point as shares plummeted.

There were reports of “mayhem” at the Facebook headquarters, as technicians rushed to fix the issues.

Some 3.5 billion people use Facebook’s services worldwide.

Website outages are uncommon, but when sites do go down it can cause mayhem, especially when essential news services go down.

In June 2021 a massive server outage took down several news and shopping websites, including the Guardian, Amazon, Reddit, and GOV.UK.

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