Google was momentarily down on Tuesday August 9, as per DownDetector.com. Users in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Singapore and somewhere else detailed issues with the web search tool, which is owned by Alphabet.
At its apex in the U.S., in excess of 40,000 individuals reported that Google wasn’t working for them.
DownDetector.com affirmed that the site was “having issues.” The figure immediately fell, and has remained under 100 around 2 a.m. ET. that day.
“We’re aware of a software update issue that occurred late this afternoon Pacific Time and briefly affected availability of Google Search and Maps, and we apologize for the inconvenience,” Google said in a statement.
“We worked to quickly address the issue and our services are now back online.”
Google was trending on Twitter momentarily, with numerous users using the hashtag #GoogleDown.
Some posted screen shots of blunder messages and others kidded about attempting to look through on Google to check whether the web crawler was down.