Technology: Google Maps had reportedly suffered a massive outage globaly on Friday afternoon. Several users around the world reported the service is down and maps were not loading. During the outage the website loaded as usual but the actual maps disappeared, leaving a blank world. Because of outage, several users were unable to get the directions on the maps for a long period of time.
Staring from around 11:30 a.m. ET DownDetector noted a spike in users reporting issues with Google Maps not loading . Downdetector is trusted site which tracks similar outages. During the outage, users could not view directions on the maps but received the text directions, reviews and recommendations.
Google Maps services displayed an error message & then could not render its Map image when attempted to access maps services and latest google maps confirmed the outage and said google maps are experiencing high rates of error and engineering team working on it to resolve the issues. During the outage about 47% of the users faced issues with Google Maps website while 48% of the users had proble with maps application.
Google is Maps is the most used application while driving and for planning driving routes or to aseess the traffic. Google maps helps the users with satellite images of locations almost to the down to street level.