What's not up, Docs? Google Docs goes titsup in time for Friday beers
Total Inability To Sustain Usual Productivity
Updated It's not you – it's Google. The web giant's Docs cloud has fallen off the internet, leaving US office workers eyeing up the boozer early.
The alleged productivity suite went down around 1145 PT (1845 UTC). While peeps in Europe, Australia and elsewhere left their desks ages ago, it's not quite the weekend yet in the Americas. Perhaps Google's software has taken off early for the Columbus Day Weekend.
As hot salty tweets about the outage fell upon the web like a tropical rainstorm, the advertising goliath's status dashboard claimed everything was A-OK. It now acknowledges that engineers are looking into problems with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom and Realtime API.
You're not alone – like millions of people across the globe, we here in The Reg's San Francisco office can't reach Google's stuff, either.
Oh my hell!!! If google docs isn't working my life is over.... 😫😫😫😫😫😠😠😠😵😨😨 #sostressed— Talia Hope (@taliatalofahope) October 9, 2015
I'm going to take "Google Docs encountered an error" to mean "Lady, you should knock off early and start your weekend." \o/— Rikki Endsley (@rikkiends) October 9, 2015
Got time in the day to do some writing. Found quiet space in the office where no one looks for me. Google docs just went down. #starsalign— Mike Brittain (@mikebrittain) October 9, 2015
I'm trying to work on my college essay and google docs has crashed. Clearly, this is a conspiracy to prevent me from going to college— Allie Easterbrook (@ameasterbrook) October 9, 2015
Redmond must be chuckling over the Google Docs outage. Shows why most enterprises want both on-premise and cloud productivity apps.— Eric Jhonsa (@EricJhonsa) October 9, 2015
OMG! GOOGLE DOCS IS DOWN! Mine as well go home because I can't do anything anymore. #panic— Madeline (@somaddiesays) October 9, 2015
"Looks like something's up with Docs, but fear not, we’re on it and you’ll be editing again in no time," the Google Docs team tweeted a few moments ago. ®
#include <std_relying_on_cloud_warning.h>October 9, 2015
Updated to add at 1330 PT (2030 UTC)
For us at least, Google Docs and Drive are now accessible; the web giant is having some success in bringing its cloud apps back online, it appears.