GMAIL, Slack, Amazon, Google and Verizon have all been reportedly down today, sparking panic among users.

Internet users started complaining that the sites were down at roughly 11.40am ET earlier today.


Several Google services including Google Meet, GMail, Google Classroom and Google Drive were reportedly down.

Some users took to social media to vent their frustations.

One user said: "10 minutes and rising now, my YouTube, Gmail and Google drive accounts are down in Rhode Island, USA."

Another said in unison: "I'm from Rhode Island, same for me."

At 5pm today, Google had 8,000 reports of issues, according to Downdetector.com.

In response Google tweeted users: "Hi there. We'd like to move this conversation to DM. Please follow us and let us know when you have so we can share next steps."

Problems were also reported at Spotify and Hulu, while workers complained that they had problems with their Slack.

In the same period as Google, Spotify had 298 issues reported, while Hulu had 367 and Slack had 469.

Trading sites such as Robinhood and Fidelity were also having issues, alongside gaming sites Twitch and Fortnite.

Zoom, a tool that companies have been utilizing while employees have been working from home, has also reportedly experienced issues.

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Downdetector figures show that Robinhood users had reported 771 issues, Twitch had 127, and Fortnite had 293.

Zoom reportedly had 3,834 issues.

It is unclear what caused the problems, when the errors will be fixed and the platforms will be back up and running.

More to follow…

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