If you tried reaching one of Google's popular services, such as Gmail, Google+, or Play Music in the last 30 minutes and failed because they're either unavailable, very slow, or have broken in some other way, don't go blaming your ISP - it's one of those rare occasions when Google itself is having some major hiccups.

The company finally updated the Apps Status Dashboard after a surprisingly long delay of over 20 minutes showing all green and is now looking into the issues:

1/24/14 11:12 AM

We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.

I guess I'll go to Google+ to see what everyone's saying. Oh wait...

Update: Hilariously, the exact moment the services went down, the Google Site Reliability Engineering team started their AmA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. If that's not tragic irony, I don't know what is. I wonder how long it'll take now before they actually start responding to questions *cracks whip*.

Update #2 11:42pm PT: Gmail and Play Music are back for me, but Google+ is still down hard. Gmail's virus scanner is still down as well.

Update #3 12:07pm PT: The Apps Status Dashboard is now showing most of the services as yellow:


Update #4 12:20pm PT: Google+ is sort of back but is still very finicky and is missing a ton of posts after January 20th, including stuff shared earlier today. I hope they're not gone for good...

Update #5 12:50pm PT: Google+ seems to be back. The missing posts have returned as well. However, the dashboard is now showing Google Voice as affected. Google+ Hangouts is the only other service marked as currently disrupted.


Update #6 1:21pm PT: The dashboard is now showing all clear. We're back in business, folks.






Artem Russakovskii
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  • Michael Amaral

    Good to see its not my ISP...for once. Now it won't be long until Google withdrawals start...

  • aSquard

    I think Google Music is being affected also.. songs/playlists won't load

    • solbin

      I am having issues with Google Music too.

    • brkshr

      Working fine for me

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Mine's doing fine but I heard it was down too.

  • aouniat

    Oh no !

  • aaron cooper

    Meh, no issues for me, just checked GMail for me, good. Google+??? Hmmm.... Might be an issue.. Oh well, they are getting things fixed as quick as possible.....

  • Taedirk

    Good thing Gmail went down too, otherwise it would have been weeks before someone noticed the G+ outage.

  • brkshr

    The only thing I'm having problems with right now is G+.

  • wjrandon

    Google services are down while the NSA wraps up their new backdoor access installation.

    • Hans Pedersen

      Yeah, they're just doing the weekly account syncs...

    • APlack1960

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  • yodatom10

    even better Google's engineers reliability team was doing a Reddit AMA


    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      This is beyond hilarious.

      • yodatom10

        if you thought your day was bad,,, this guy is getting thousands and thousands of blank email..... ouch techcrunch.com/2014/01/24/gmail-glitch-is-causing-thousands-of-emails-to-be-sent-to-one-mans-hotmail-account/

        • Andres Schmois

          Google done goofed quite a bit today.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Good timing, AP. I knew there was something wrong and I doubt I could be banned or anything

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      No, you are actually banned. From Google. Forever.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS


  • Deeco

    Standard data collecting procedure, carry on with your lives...

  • DoubleP90

    I knew the end of the world would come!! I knew it!!

  • Chris

    There's a problem with uploading APKs via the Developer console, it gets to 100% starts to process and then re-uploads again to do the cycle again

  • Frank Benitez

    Google services was down for about 10 minutes for me, I can't rely in them, even if they are free services but all my info is with them!

    • Brad

      When you find the service with 100% up time, be sure to fill us all in *eye-roll*

  • bungadudu

    All is working fine for me. Just checked :-)

  • Huton Gergö

    Just working for me fine

  • Karlo

    Dunno all Google services works for me fine.

  • Stanley Chan

    Theres always that time wen we go down.

    But, Google? Im afraid with the future of the internet.

  • NathanDrago

    My heart stopped. I felt it.

  • Redz

    My youtube app isnt working. Gives me a 503 error.

  • Huton Gergö

    I think it is like in most of the case's a US only stuff :P

  • BelgaSox

    it's back for me but everything from at least the last 3 days is MIA at the moment

  • yodatom10

    Google's dashboard just went all orange :(

  • yodatom10

    Google's dashboard just went all orange :

  • redfox

    Google voice is still down for me; hope I'm not missing any important texts.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Looks like the NSA is installing some new software.

  • jj14x

    Worst day for David S. Peck - http://gizmodo.com/the-most-amazing-gmail-glitch-is-flooding-some-poor-guy-1508394275 - search for gmail in google, and click the email hyperlink under the gmail search result - compose Email window opens with that guy's Email address populated...

  • Mike Harris

    I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Why is $500 one of the tags? (I normally don't even pay attention to the tags, but that one caught my eye.)

    • Gravytrain

      I think it was because people were seeing a 500 error.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, it was the 500 tag, but it seems that WordPress treats 500 and $500 the same, depending on which one was entered first.

  • idlukakas

    Green all xD

  • ocovarr112

    everything is working again. all went green

  • Brad

    oh, um, wait... I know this one...


  • Daniel

    Love your taste in music :-)

  • Eric Jones

    Oh snap! I'm sorry Time Warner Cable! I just figured it was you!

  • Wesley Modderkolk

    It's just Google showing the power they have above all of humanity. If we use their services more and approve all of their actions, all will be fine again.


  • f

    Google+ should have stayed down.

  • guiltygearz

    well this is the real reason why it went down