Google Drive down with Docs not working

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 27, 2014

It’s very rare for Google Drive to go down, although this is exactly the case at the time of writing with hundreds reporting they can’t share with Google Drive and it isn’t working right now. Other apps not working include Sheets, Docs, and Slides.

This isn’t the news some people want that are trying to sync files. The majority of reports are coming from the United States where it’s currently morning.


Credit should go to Google considering problems don’t happen often. One Product Reviews reader said, “It’s really hard to work in the cloud, when it’s offline”. Another added, “Google Cloud is down right now in New York, and it isn’t working in other areas as well according to friends”.

Are you having problems using Google Drive or Docs today and if so, how long has the service been offline? If you do leave a comment, then remember to include a rough location.


Update: You can see a screenshot above from Google’s status page, which reveals Docs, Drive, Sheets, and Slides are all down right now on October 27th.

Google has confirmed they are aware of issues. They’re “investigating reports of an issue” and users with problems mights see “500 errors”.

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  • Roopal Juneja

    Problem accessing google docs since 2-3 days.. in India (Rajasthan)

  • RitaMu

    Our Team can access and edit sheets but the ’email collaborator’ has not worked since Oct 27 and still not working today Nov 13th. We are in Omaha Nebraska.

  • Bob

    Im in Toronto, Canada, and I couldn’t access it for 3 days now.

  • Ron

    Problems accessing Drive and Docs for hours.. in the Netherlands

  • Riss Go

    I have been trying for the past hour (since 10:30 AM Pacific time). I am located in Seattle, WA.

  • Nathan

    Been trying for 2/3 hours. Won’t work. England.

  • Jim Smith

    Been trying to share for the past couple of hours… no joy.

  • Kyle

    I’m getting internal server error 500.

  • Mark

    Google Drive sharing hasn’t been working for the last hour.

  • Kel

    Google Drive is really slow at the moment.

  • Kate

    Anyone else having issues with google drive?

  • Rob

    I’m getting errors trying to share with Google Drive.