Google Drive is apparently having some issues this morning, according to a number of complaints spotted on Twitter, plus TechCrunch’s staff own experiences. However, the Google App Status Dashboard is not reporting an outage. The issues appear to be intermittent, and not all Google Drive users are affected at this time.
In my case, for instance, Google Drive struggled to load one particular folder, but loaded others with no more than the usual delay. Others are seeing no issues with their Drive associated with their Gmail account, but are having trouble with their Google Apps account sign-ins. And others still are reporting seeing messages that the service is down entirely, and are getting a “502 error” for several minutes.
For those who were signed in and seemingly unaffected, be aware that you might have issues saving your work. (See example error below).
We’ve reached out to Google for details on this outage or service interruption, as the case may be, and will update when we hear back.
google drive down? getting 502 error for several minutes…
— pauline (@crowsfeets) March 18, 2013
google drive down? getting 502 error for several minutes… — pauline (@crowsfeets) March 18, 2013
Interesting move by the Google Drive engineers. Has been down, but now they’re routing the sign-in through youtube and it’s working…
— Nate Hagerty (@natehagerty) March 18, 2013
Google Drive is down and my morning comes to a screeching halt!#downforeveryoneorjustme
— Eric Dresser (@ericdresser) March 18, 2013
GOOGLE DRIVE IS DOWN. Ahhhhhhhh
— Jennifer Rowsell (@jenrowsell) March 18, 2013
UPDATE (10:45 AM ET): Google Drive is now showing as a “service disruption” on Google’s App Status Dashboard.
UPDATE: Google says the problem has been resolved.
The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. 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. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us via the Google Help Center.