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.
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