Spotify, Discord, and a ton of other web services are down right now
Spotify, Discord and Snapchat all encountered issues on Tuesday, with early reports indicating that a brief Google Cloud outage could have been the culprit.
According to numerous reports of issues with the Down Detector real-time fault monitoring system, nearly 53,000 users had reported issues on Spotify as of 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, prompting the platform to tweet that it was “at aware of some issues right now and check them out! We’ll keep you posted. “
Discord, which has had around 41,000 problem reports, and Snapchat, which has received around 84,000 crash reports, did not immediately release any statements regarding the issues, but Down Detector shows that the crash reports have started to come in. around 1 p.m. ET for all three services. . Initially, the problems seemed to be mostly concentrated in the metropolitan areas of New York and Los Angeles, with other major cities across the country appearing to be suffering as well.
We are currently aware of some issues and are checking them out! We will keep you posted.
– Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) November 16, 2021
In addition to the aforementioned three platforms, a large number of corporate websites also appeared to be experiencing outages on Tuesday, including (but not limited to): Home Depot, Amazon Web Services, Etsy, Paramount + and Shopify, Mailchimp and Frontier.
While Down Detector still displayed a banner ad for Widespread Crash Reports on Google Cloud around 1:30 p.m., an update posted on the service’s status page at 1:17 p.m. said that “the issue with Cloud Networking is partially resolved.” , and many affected sites appeared to be coming back online.
Tuesday’s outages come just under a month after a massive outage took Facebook and Instagram offline twice in a week. In the first of these double failures, experts estimate that Facebook lost about 60 million US dollars (82 USD) revenue because engineers worked more than six hours to get the services back online.
This is a developing story …