Google services were disrupted on Monday in a massive outage that barred many users from watching their favourite YouTube videos, using Gmail services and accessing their Google Docs. 

The outage that lasted close to an hour also rendered the Google Classroom service temporarily unavailable to users, denying many students learning remotely access to their classes.

Gmail remained unavailable for the better part of Monday even as the other Google services returned to normalcy.

Google’s workspace status dashboard was red across board, indicating an outage in all Google services but later went back to green to show that they were now operating usually.

Google later issued a statement on the global outage, assuring users that it was working to restore use of all its apps for those who were still unable to access them.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better," Google said in a statement.

Downdetector, which registers complaints about inaccessible internet services, showed that tens of thousands of users were unable to use Google and its apps for some time on Monday.