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Google Hangouts was Temporarily Down

Google Hangouts was down, but seems to be back, at least for us.

Others on Twitter were reporting that other Google services were inaccessible, though I was able to access everything but Hangouts for a brief time.

Still experiencing an outage on any of Google’s services?

We will update this post as we have more.

  • Giselle

    My google hangouts just crashed and it made me reset my password but I still can’t get in.

  • Stil not working on Android for me… Gmail, Google Play Store aren’t working… CHecked multiple Android devices at home, they aren’t owrking on any of them.

  • MReprogle

    Didn’t even realize this, but I keep having to uninstall the updates for Hangouts since it seems to hate MMS messages. Everytime I am in a group message, I get a ton of failed messages, that won’t download even if I tap ‘retry’. It’s still a little sketchy on the older version I have, but I don’t remember having this trouble until about a month ago. On HTC One m7…

  • not me

    Who cares

  • Jason Bowers

    Hadn’t noticed Hangouts went out. I had issues with Chrome Remote Desktop and its Help Forum at that time. Everything is good now.

    • bogy25

      How great is desktop remote for Chrome? I use it all the time and I have to say it is awesome: fast, easy and most importantly FREE.

  • sc0rch3d

    Mr Blurrycam, have you spotted the HypeBeast today?

  • Tid Bit

    who cares… Until Google gets it to use their own product’s (Google Voice) number, it is just BLOATWARE that is on my phone

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hey Google….See what Apple is doing with text messages? Yea…do that.

    • bozzykid

      Man I hope not. iMessage has had major service issues since they launched it. And you are locked into the Apple ecosystem. Whatever Apple is doing, Google should be doing the opposite.

      • BK

        Yep. Other than MMS, Google Voice already does it right with its web interface and Chrome extension. I can send text messages from any computer signed into my Google account. Of course, GV doesn’t sync unsent messages but does anyone really stop in the middle of sending a text?

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Google doesn’t know what they’re doing with messages. Apple has the perfect idea of how it’s supposed to work. You need cohesiveness.

        • BK

          I agree with the need for cohesiveness. But there’s something utterly noncohesive about a proprietary system that only people fully into the Apple ecosystem can enjoy. Done right, Hangouts could provide genuine cohesion by correctly integrating Google Voice’s existing functionality.

      • EdubE24

        As an IOS user I couldn’t disagree more. When I use my S4 and try and go with Hangouts its a pain to use. Terrible app, with a terrible set up.

    • JMonkeYJ

      As an Android user, I hate iMessage. It turns normal texts into MMS and destroys the reply-to chain. I’ve taken to never responding to iMessages, it just works too poorly.

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  • BAM1789

    Working for me.

  • Charles Greene

    I was getting errors for a few minutes getting into various services using Google+ login but everything seems to be working now, including logging in here to leave this comment. Must be back end preparations for Google i/O.

  • It would be nice if this had ANYTHING to do with Google Voice

    • Jérôme Besnard

      Google: please integrate Hangout and Voice or my wife is going to switch to an iPhone.

      • James

        It’s not just your wife. I love Android and Google Voice, and have had my number ported for a few years now. But when it comes to things like MMS, group messaging, VOIP, etc., it’s time for Google to poop or get off the pot.

        • Jérôme Besnard

          I’m with you man. I got Gvoice when it came out (2009) and I’ve had my hopes high since I/O last year…

          • BK

            Exactly. I understand there are a lot of problems involved in doing messaging like this right. But at some point promises need to be realized or consumers get antsy. If nothing comes out of I/O this year, I’m seriously exploring of a change.

          • Jérôme Besnard

            I just renewed our monthly plan (ST) for 3 months. If Gvoice is not integrated in Hangout by then, I won’t be able to hold back my wife and she will get an iPhone (with Verizon probably). 2 things that I would hate and will cost me a lot.

      • Cory S

        My wife switched herself off Voice after years of being aggravated when she was left out of group texts and MMS messages from her friends. If I was as social as her I probably would had done the same years ago.

  • bogy25

    No downtime here on the East coast – CT

    • ynksbsbll2

      Got a couple “Message not delivered” errors a few minutes ago, also in CT

      • bogy25

        I have Talk up on my PC and did not get any errors – wonder if it is specific to the phone only? Looking at the time stamps I have been on in conversations since 849 AM this morning –

        • ynksbsbll2

          Ah I should have mentioned it was through the PC. It was only 2 messages though and everything has been fine since then