Are you having problems with Google Drive? You’re not the only one. People around the world are having problems and have been since around 11 a.m. Eastern. So far those who try to access Google Drive get this message: “The server is not responding.”
On Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Apps Status Dashboard, it shows the issue as a “service disruption.” The search giant said its team is investigating the issue and has promised to provide another update by 12:39 p.m. Eastern. It also said that those who are affected “are having slowness and latency issues when accessing drive.google.com.
No other Google services down
The site Is It Down Right Now was able to run a test and reach Google Drive, so it seems like not all users are affected. According to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Apps Status Dashboard, Google Drive appears to be the only service that is being disrupted at this time.
The latest update on the dashboard states that Google Drive has been restored for many users and that the company expects to have “a resolution for all users in the near future.” It goes on to say, “Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.” Didn’t see a time frame provided (“near future??”), but whatever, Google.
Although it may feel to some like Google services being down means we’re getting close to Armageddon, never fear. Google Drive and the search giant’s other services have been down plenty of times before, and the world didn’t end any of those time. So if you’re one of those who are freaking out on Twitter about it, hang in there! It’ll probably be back soon.
Many Google Drive users are still able to access the files they have saved on the drive. Instead of trying to go to the Drive website, users can use the mobile or desktop apps to access their files. Also direct links to documents that are in Google Drive may work as well.