Gmail, Zoom, Google, YouTube and Spotify are just some of the major services today which appear to be experiencing a huge outage in the US.
Independent outage monitor downdetector.com has recorded thousands of reported issues with these services, along with others such as Fortnite, Verizon, Google Meet and Hulu.
The Washington region is believed to be one of the heaviest hit by today’s far reaching outage.
The huge amount of reported service issues – which spread across a wide range of services in the US – comes amid alleged teething problems with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
AWS is a cloud based platform that is central to the running of many internet platforms, and downdetector.com has today recorded a spike in AWS down reports.
According to Down Detector, there has been over 1,000 reports of AWS down along with thousands of Gmail down, Google down, and Zoom down reports today.
Down Detector is an independent outage monitor which monitors social mentions to detect when popular services are taken offline.
Amid this flurry of activity on downdetector.com users of a variety of services in the US have been reporting issues.
One tweeted: “That fun moment when both Zoom and Gmail are down so you can’t email the person you have a Zoom call with im 30 minutes”
While another posted: “When AWS goes down…. everything goes down”.
One added: “GMAIL DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY???? Y’ALL!!!!!”
Another wrote: “Is @Spotify down for anyone else?”
And one tweeter posted: “Slack and Google Meet are down which obviously means all work talk moves to twitter”.
More to follow…