GOOGLE IS BROKEN

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The Google logo is seen on display at the company’s headquarters October 18, 2007 in Mountain View, California / Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Update 10pm BST: Google says it has now resolved the issues affecting Google Suite and there are statements available on the G Suite Status Dashboard – just select the orange dot for each of the various products.

Google and several of its biggest services appear to have gone down.

Gmail, YouTube, Drive, Google Maps and search aren’t working in a number of countries all over the world.

What’s gone wrong is not yet clear, but people say they’re unable to login to their accounts.

The issues have cropped up on a huge day in the tech calendar, with Apple set to launch three new iPhones at 6pm BST. You can follow all the latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 updates here.

According to DownDetector, many of the problems with Google’s services started at around 4pm BST.

At the time of writing, the main Google site is experiencing serious issues in parts of the UK, France, North America and Japan.

The outage map looks very similar for Gmail and Google Drive, the company’s productivity suite, which millions of people use for getting work done.

Drive is telling affected users that they’re offline and refusing to grant access to files, while Gmail is preventing people from sending messages.

The desktop version of YouTube is also broken around the world, but some users say they can still access it on mobile.

Outage Report, meanwhile, describes Google and Google Drive’s issues as “extreme”, Maps and YouTube’s as “high” and Gmail’s as “medium”.

We’ve contacted Google and will update this story if the company responds.

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