Google Docs Goes Down, Along With Hangouts Following Discounted Google Drive Pricing

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Google Services Outage
Google listed Google+ Hangouts, Sheets and Talk as down on Monday.

Several Google services went down on Monday, following the company’s announcement on Thursday that it would lower pricing for Google Drive cloud storage.

The affected services, according to Google, were Google Sheets, Google+ Hangouts and Google Talk. Hangouts started to go down at 6 a.m. EDT, and Google has listed the widely-used chat service under “service disruptions” on the company’s Apps Status Dashboard. This is the second significant outage for Google services this year.

Google did not immediately return a request for comment. Several users are complaining about issues with Google Drive in addition to those listed as affected by Google, however the company has only listed Sheets as disrupted.

"Messaging is having a case of the Mondays. We're working on resolving the issue—see Apps Status Dashboard for updates," the company posted on Twitter.

Gmail, Google’s free email service, went down in January along with Google+, causing a brief worldwide outage. Google said that the outage was caused by an internal system that manages other systems encountered a bug and generated errors in the company’s services.

“The issue has been resolved, and we’re now focused on correcting the bug that caused the outage, as well as putting more checks and monitors in place to ensure that this kind of problem doesn’t happen again,” Ben Treynor, VP of engineering for Google, said in a company blog post at the time.

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