Downdetector received thousands of reports of outages on Google on Tuesday.
Downdetector, a platform that tracks outages through collating status reports from various sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform, received more than 40,000 reports of outages on Google.
“User reports indicate Google is having problems since 9:12 PM EDT,” Downdetector said in a tweet.
A Google spokesperson has apologized for the worldwide outage and said a team from the company “worked quickly” to address the issue and that services were restored.
“We’re aware of a software update issue that occurred late this afternoon Pacific Time and briefly affected availability of Google search and Maps. We apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to quickly address the issue, and our services are now back online,” the unnamed Google spokesperson said.
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