Google is Back Online After Users  Reported  Brief Outage

TECH DIGEST– Users in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Singapore, and other countries reported troubles with Google, during a brief outage on Tuesday. At its height, over 40,000 Americans complained that Google wasn’t functioning. The number dropped rapidly and hasn’t risen above 100 since roughly 2 a.m. ET.

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“We’re aware of a software update issue that occurred late this afternoon Pacific Time and briefly affected availability of Google Search and Maps, and we apologize for the inconvenience,” Google said in a statement. “We worked to quickly address the issue and our services are now back online.”

Google was trending on Twitter briefly, with many users using the hashtag #GoogleDown. Some people joked about trying to look on Google to see if the search engine was down while others showed screenshots of error messages.