Google Drive has been experiencing instability on Monday afternoon (27). Services like Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides are unavailable for some users. According to DownDetector, which monitors the functioning of sites, the failure started around 3 pm and reaches the United States especially, but it is also possible to see complaints in Brazil and other countries in South America and Europe. Google Status, which shows performance information for company services, also indicates problems with applications. O TechTudo tested access to G Suite and was unable to use the tools, both on the computer and in the mobile app.
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When trying to open a file, Google Drive displays the following error message: "Our systems have detected unusual traffic on your computer network. Please try again later." In addition, some users also report the failure: "Your access has expired". Google Trends, a tool that monitors searches on the web, recorded an increase in searches for errors, as well as the terms "Google Drive down", "Google Drive fell" and "Google Drive status".
On Twitter, some users complained about the lack of access to Google Drive. The services that are part of the support, such as Google Sheets, for creating online spreadsheets, Google Docs, for text editing, and Google Slide, for presentations, were impacted by the fall of the application. Due to the absence of tools, some people stated that they were unable to work. The subject came to the Trending Topics.
the google drive fell and there is absolutely no way for me to work
– January 27, 2020
Google Drive is a Google cloud storage service that offers Office suite style productivity applications. The company offers 15 GB free for users, but it is possible to hire extra space through monthly payment.
Update: Still this Tuesday afternoon (27th), Google Status updated the page, clarifying that the services were back up and running at 15:46. The company also apologized for the inconvenience and thanked the users for their patience.
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