Here’s Why Snapchat, Spotify, Pokemon Go, and Discord Went Down
A Google Cloud outage seemed to be to blame, with numerous sites and apps down Tuesday afternoon. There were multiple service disruptions reported on Google Cloud’s status dashboard, and the site said multiple services are reporting issues. Everything went back online shortly after 4 p.m., according to Google.
The issue started around 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday. By 3:53 p.m. Eastern Time, Google Cloud Platform said. “The issue with Google Cloud Load balancers returning 502s should be resolved for majority of users and we expect a full resolution in the near future. ”
However, many users were still noting issues with Snapchat, Spotify and others around 4 p.m. Google Cloud Platform said another update could be expected at 4:30 p.m.
In the meantime, many took to social media to voice their frustrations as some of the most widely used apps failed to work for upwards of an hour.