Google services including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive have been restored for most users following a global outage.

Google’s website that logs outages said the services that were affected for nearly an hour, from about 11pm AEDT on Monday, should be restored for most users.

The company has some of the most widely used services in the world.

YouTube records more than 2 billion logged-in users each month.

“We’re back up and running!,” the video platform said in a tweet.

It had earlier tweeted that many users were having issues accessing YouTube.

According to outage monitoring website DownDetector, more than 12,000 YouTube users were affected in various parts of the world, including Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and India.


Outages on select Google apps are not uncommon but Monday’s outage affected all its popular services, including Google Hangouts, Google Chats and Google Meet – products that people have used extensively during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With AAP