Google Talk chat service suffers an outage

Published Date
26 - Jul - 2012
| Last Updated
26 - Jul - 2012
 
Google Talk chat service suffers an outage

Google's popular chat-messaging service Google Talk has suffered a massive outage. A number of users have reported about not being able to see their contacts in the chat list. According to reports, even if you are able to see the contacts online in the chat list, message is not being sent.

Google, meanwhile, has confirmed the outage. On it's App Status dashboard, Google has published the updates on the outage. Check them out below:

At 4:10pm, We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Talk. We will provide more information shortly.

At 4:20pm,We're aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users. The affected users are able to access Google Talk, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 5:20 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

At 5:20pm,We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 6:20 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

According to the Next Web, Android devices have also been affected by the outage. The site says reported issues include Android syncing issues and intermittent Push support.

If you have also experienced similar problems with Google Talk, let us know in the comments section below:

Meanwhile, stay tuned for more updates!
 


Update: Google in its latest update says it has restored Google Talk service for some users. And it expects a resolution for all users in the near future. It’s notable Google has listed the recent update as 'service disruption', while the previous ones were listed under 'service outage'. Meanwhile, below are the recent updates from Google. 

At 8:20pm, Google Talk service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

At 7:20pm, We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 8:20 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

At 6:20pm,Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 7:20 PM with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience.