It's the end of the world: Google Maps down for many users

Mar 18 2022, 4:45 pm

Call it a first-world problem, but Google Maps is not working for many users on Friday, March 18, causing confusion and navigation headaches.

People attempting to use the service saw blank spaces where a map was supposed to load when they tried to use Google Maps.

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Screenshot / Google Maps

“We can confirm that the technical issue from earlier today is now fixed,” a rep for Google told Daily Hive in the afternoon on Friday, March 18.
“All impacted Google Maps and Google Maps Platform services are now back up and running globally,” they said.

On social media, wayfinders were voicing their concerns over the outage.

DownDetector reported a huge spike in people reporting problems with Google services at around 9 am PST.

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