A Google Cloud outage Tuesday caused a glitch and crashed frequently used websites and apps such as Snapchat, Spotify and Etsy.

Google began suffering the connection issue at around 1 p.m. ET. It affected about a dozen sites along with tens of thousands of users. The company sent a message to users saying how it plans to investigate the issue and that it apologizes for any inconvenience. By 1:30 p.m. ET, most of the sites that were affected began to restore service.

According to internet managers, the problem seemed to be with the GCP load balancers. Given that this was a global issue Google was unable to keep the sites up, telling users at 1:42 p.m. ET it did not have an “estimated ETA” for a full resolution.

The tech giant ended up fixing the issue by 1:59 p.m. ET.

"The issue with Cloud Run has been resolved for all affected users," the company said.

“From what we understand of the actual issue —it is a globalized BGP configuration issue. In our experience, these usually are mistakes, not attacks,” according to Usman Muzaffar, senior vice president of engineering at CloudFare.


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