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Google Drive Is Down

Google users across the internet are experiencing outages on desktop. The outage appears to be limited to the desktop. Update: It’s fixed.

1. Around 2:50pm this afternoon, reports started surfacing from Twitter users unable to access Google Drive/Docs. The outage appears relegated to the desktop client, meaning the documents are still accessible via mobile.

Direct links to documents, which can be found via most mobile interfaces, will allow you to load your documents. A friendly Friday reminder of just how dependent we are on the cloud.

Google has not yet returned a request for comment.

3. Google’s status dashboard has not been update to reflect the outage:

4. Meanwhile, panic:


Brian Alvey

@brianalvey

My Google Docs are gone too. If you link straight to one or use iPhone apps, they are still there! /cc @stevekovach, @gaberivera #googledocs


Andrew Phelps

@andrewphelps

All of my Google Docs are gone. Not just me, right?

RIP Google Docs

— Samir Mezrahi (@samir)

Samir Mezrahi

@samir

RIP Google Docs

Google Drive (Docs) files have been inaccessible for at least 5 minutes. Go Google Go!

— Tim Haines (@TimHaines)

Tim Haines

@TimHaines

Google Drive (Docs) files have been inaccessible for at least 5 minutes. Go Google Go!

OH FUCK http://t.co/mi9OqQknYh

— joemfbrown (@joemfbrown)

joemfbrown

@joemfbrown

OH FUCK http://t.co/mi9OqQknYh

Anyone else having problems with Google Docs? My docs have magically disappeared this afternoon.

— Jessi Hempel (@jessiwrites)

Jessi Hempel

@jessiwrites

Anyone else having problems with Google Docs? My docs have magically disappeared this afternoon.

10. Update: The Google Drive server error appears to be fixed and Docs are back up and running as of about 3:15pm.

Google Drive is back up for me. Finally I can get some work done on a Friday

— Ron McCranie (@RonTheDrummer)

Ron McCranie

@RonTheDrummer

Google Drive is back up for me. Finally I can get some work done on a Friday

Google Drive is back up and running! We made it through...

— Josef Sperzel (@JosefSperzel)

Josef Sperzel

@JosefSperzel

Google Drive is back up and running! We made it through…

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Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.
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