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Google Hangouts, Drive go down for some users, Twitter panic follows

Monday morning began with a thud for many Internet users who have reported problems with Google Hangouts and Google Drive.

Users say they are experiencing issues accessing Hangouts and Drive, Google's instant messaging and cloud-based office suite service, respectively.

Hangouts, which is commonly referred to by many as "Gchat," has been having problems since at least 9:22 a.m., according to Google. The Mountain View, Calif., company said it is investigating the problems with both services and will offer an update shortly.

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In the meantime, users have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure as well as their jokes.

Earthquakes, Google Chat/Drive down…go home, St. Patrick’s Monday, you’re drunk.

— Ian Chaffee (@ianchaffee) March 17, 2014

Gchat not working on a Monday is unacceptable.

— Kev J. (@kevjj87) March 17, 2014

GCHAT IS DOWN QUICK WHAT SOCIAL OPTIONS DO WORKING GIRLS HAVE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AND 6

— Kate Stevens (@steviekate726) March 17, 2014

A world without gchat is terrifyingly full of emails.

— Matt Dempsey (@mizzousundevil) March 17, 2014

Seconds before gchat went down, I got an IM alluding to juicy gossip. WHY MUST YOU TORTURE ME SO, GOOGLE?

— Danielle (@_dharv) March 17, 2014

With GChat down, everyone's struggling to remember the AIM passwords . . .

— dwight silverman (@dsilverman) March 17, 2014

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