Is the Internet melting? Google fixes issue after server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

WASHINGTON: Congestedservers in the eastern United States caused problems for users ofandon Sunday, with complaints on social media that the popular apps weren’t accessible.

Google acknowledged the issue, writing in a statement on its Cloud Platform status page that it was dealing with ‘high levels ofin the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud,and YouTube.’

‘Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors,’ it said, adding that engineers had completed the first of two steps to restore normal operations.

Looks like something’s up with G Suite services–we’re checking into it, so stay tuned for updates or follow here:

— G Suite (@gsuite)

Earlier in the day, social media users complained of trouble loading a slew of popular websites and apps.

‘Google, YouTube, Snapchat,, all currently down. Is the internet melting?’ asked one Twitter post.

Update: YouTube is back and working again for the large majority of people! If you’re still seeing an issue, it sho…

— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube)

Snapchat and Google-owned YouTube both acknowledged the server issue on their Twitter accounts.

We’re aware of an issue preventing some Snapchatters from using the app 😥 Hang tight!

— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport)

The issue has been resolved 🎉 If you’re still having trouble, please let us know!

— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport)

is one of Google’s most lucrative services, but faces stiff competition from other technology companies like Amazon and Microsoft.

In March, the world’s largest social network, Facebook, blamed a ‘server configuration change’ for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world.

The outage affected users for at least 12 hours in most areas of the world, with the biggest impact in North America and Europe, a tracking website said at the time.

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