Dec 142020

Well, it looks like it’s going to be an interested day with Google Services down. Today, December 14th 2020, it appears a number of Google Services including YouTube, some Google Account functions, Google Drive, and “Backup and Sync from Google” aren’t functioning.

Update Dec 14th 2020 6:00AM MST: It appears services have been restored.

I first noticed this thismorning when I logged in to my computer. Backup and Sync from Google was signed out and asking me to sign in. Attempting to sign in presented the following error.

Google Services, Backup and Sync from Google in a down state, asking to login but presenting a 400 "invalid_request" error.
Google Services Down: Backup and Sync from Google Drive

At first I thought there may have been some type of security issue, issue with my firewall, but after some brief investigation (thank you Twitter), I was able to identify it’s a very large interruption.

List of Google Services Down

As of right now, I’m seeing reports that the following services are down:

  • Google Drive
  • Google Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Some account services
  • Backup and Sync from Google

Final Note

While it’s easy to love cloud services, it’s not fun when they go down. I’ll update this post as I get more information.