Snapchat, Spotify & 'Pokémon GO' Stopped Working Yesterday, Here's Why

All thanks to Google.

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Popular online services Snapchat, Spotify, Pokémon GO, and Discord suffered an outage Tuesday afternoon, and it appears a Google Cloud disruption is the reason. Multiple services reported issues around 3:30 p.m. ET, with the problem, shortly coming to an end after 4 PM with the Google Cloud Platform stating: “the issue with Google Cloud Load balancers returning 502s should be resolved for majority of users and we expect a full resolution in the near future.”

However, many users of these applications still had issues with Snapchat and Spotify beyond 4 p.m., with the platform stating another updated may be arriving a half-hour later. The specific cause is still unclear, but several apps reliant on Google services for back-end infrastructure suffered, with many of them taking to social media to respond to complaints without pointing to Google as the reason.

In related news, Google recently got hit with a $5.1 Billion USD fine by E.U. antitrust officials.

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