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Google outage: Google News and Discover down for several hours

Google suffered a major outage this Friday, impacting millions of users, with Google News and Google Discover inaccessible in particular.

A widespread outage has struck. many Google services this Friday which disrupted millions of users for several hours. While the breakdown occurred reported in the afternoon, impacted Google services, such as Google News or Google Discover, seemed to be recovering. operate small à a little before 4 p.m. French time.

The giant outage would have been triggered even earlier, on the morning of May 31, if the problem was not resolved. we believe the first complaints on social networks. On the website X (formally Twitter), several Internet users reported that it was impossible for them to access services like Google News or Google Discover.

Complaints that did not seem unfounded if we are to believe the site DownDetector.fr which recorded peaks of reports for several hours. The latter allows users to report possible bugs and computer failures relating to sites or services.

Google outage: Google News and Discover down for several hours

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The main services affected therefore seemed to be the two parts of the Mountainview firm dedicated to articles for sale. namely Google News and Google Discover. Several Internet users have also complained about the impossibility of using it. to carry out online searches via the eponymous search engine. Other users have also reported several bugs in the Google Maps application. The problems therefore seemed to directly affect the company's servers and not the users' devices.

This is not the first time that Google services have suffered such a problem. Already at the beginning of May 2024, several crashes and server problems had been reported. uploaded by multiple users. The company, however, seems to have found a solution. the cause of the problem fairly quickly, and the various services affected seem to be recovering. We will not fail to put this article à updated with more information.

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15:55 – The problem seems to be being resolved

Several services now appear to be restored. Google News and Google Discover are working again.

You can't find what you're looking for. carry out a search with Google ? This is normal: the company's servers seem to have been affected by an outage for a few hours. Several services seem concerned. start with Google News and Google Discover.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116