Google, Gmail, YouTube Outage: How it will hit us hard, if it comes again

After Google Outage, when users were left worried and scrambling for solutions, no real answer popped up. So, instead, there was quite an uproar on the social media as the Google outage affected services costing people, time effort and money. Google outage spanned gmail, YouTube, google drive and Google Meet

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Dec 17, 2020, 01:50 PM IST

After Google Outage, when users were left worried and scrambling for solutions, no real answer popped up. So, instead, there was quite an uproar on the social media as the Google outage affected services costing people, time effort and money. Google outage spanned gmail, YouTube, google drive and Google Meet. In effect, every means of communications with friends, family, clients was cut off. Work was affected and entertainment became a damp squib. Pic Credit: Reuters

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There was palpable inconvenience among the users of these services and the expressed it on the social media. While this Google outage has shocked everyone, there is also now a question if this problem comes back again out of the blue, what will happen to you?

Many companies are completely dependent upon Google services so in case that happens, the overall functioning of those companies will completely stop. Pic Credit: Reuters

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This is also likely to help the cause of Google rivals like Microsoft which has its own search engines. Pic Credit: Reuters

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But, if that happens again, there is no doubt that it will cause a lot of inconvenience for its users. There will be a lot of problems regarding internet searches. The people may also be deprived of important news updates. Pic Credit: Reuters

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This will also be a big blow for Google and its reputation. There will also be flood of trolling on social media along with wide coverage of this event. It is being said in some quarters that if it happens again, Facebook might be tempted to launch its own search engine. Pic Credit: Reuters

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How it will hit us

While it is unlikely that the entire shutdown will happen again, it is said that if this happens and there is a complete breakdown in the world, our lives will go back in time by several years. Not just the computers and the mobiles, everything that is connected to internet will be hit. Considering that our financial lives are now connected digitally in so many ways, even that may get affected. Pic Credit: Reuters