Taipei, Internet giant Google Inc. said Monday night that it had restored services that went down earlier in the day, including Gmail and YouTube.
“The problem with Gmail should be resolved for the vast majority of affected users,” Google said in a statement issued around 9 p.m. local time.
“Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” it said.
The company did not say, however, what had caused the crash, which occurred worldwide and began around 8 p.m. in Taiwan, with Gmail users complaining that they could not use the email service.
In response, Google said it was investigating the issue and would resolve it as soon as possible. By 9 p.m., Gmail was up and running again, according to the company.
Meanwhile, YouTube, the Google subsidiary that went down around the same time as Google, also confirmed issues with the video website were preventing users from accessing it.
“We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now — our team is aware and looking into it. We’ll update you here as soon as we have more news,” Team YouTube tweeted.
The glitch was apparently fixed one hour later, with the TeamYouTube account tweeting that all systems were back to normal.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel