YouTube and Google services down for millions of users

Google services have gone down across the UK, including Gmail, Google Drive and YouTube.

Reports flooded the outage service DownDetector as users frantically tried to access their email accounts, Google documents and videos on YouTube.

Google Drive and Google Hangouts are also down. The tech company has not provided any official reason for the outage.

London appears to be the worst-affected area but users in Manchester and over in Dublin are also reporting problems.

Users trying to access YouTube on laptops or phones are also unable to see the website or app.

Instead, they’re greeted with a holding page and the caption ‘something went wrong’.

Many frustrated users took to Twitter to try and find out why they’ve lost access to their Google accounts.

‘I’ve been logged out of my Google account on my phone and I can’t log back in- it says problem with my account and now I am locked out of all my Google Apps :(,’ wrote one user on Twitter.

‘What can I do to get back in- all my details are correct?’

It’s not yet clear how widely the problem has spread, but other areas of Europe also appear to have been affected. has contacted Google for a comment on the outage and we will update this article when we receive a response.

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