Google services impacted by worldwide outage

Numerous users across the world reported a major service disruption when trying to access Google's products, including Gmail, Google Drive, Maps and YouTube.

At 8:54 a.m. Pacific time, Google's Status Dashboard reported outages for several of its services -- click here to view the Dashboard

According to the Dashboard, less than 20 minutes later, the company acknowledged they were working to resolve the problems.

At 9:27 a.m., Google said the problems with the affected services were resolved.

The company added: "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

Google did not immediately disclose the cause of the disruption.

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