How's your morning been? If you rely on Google Drive, maybe not so good. Google Drive is experiencing a widespread outage today, preventing access to files and documents. Google is working on the issue and expects to have more news later this afternoon.
You'll know if you're affected just by opening Drive. The page is simply failing to load for some people, displaying the message "The server encountered an error. Please try again later." It's been fine for me today, but several members of the AP team have been unable to load Drive at all. Hangouts might also be having problems, but we haven't seen any issues on our end.
You can keep tabs on the situation via Google's app status page. Google promises an update by 1:55PM (presumably Pacific) today. We'll update when that happens.
- Google App Status