Downtime

Gchat Is Down; Long Live Gchat

"Google+ Hangouts" is experiencing disrupted service.

UPDATE: Gchat is back! Pizza party in the conference room!

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We’ve got bad news and good news.

The bad news is that the Google app formerly known as Gchat is currently out of service. And the good news is maybe now you’ll get some work done today?!?!

Or, you’ll just whine about the outage on social media and really┬ámake your parents proud they sent you to college so you could get a Real Job:

Google’s Apps Status Dashboard confirms that Google+ Hangouts (known to all normal people as Gchat) is experiencing a “service disruption.” We contacted Google to get more details. They advised us to check the aforementioned Apps Status Dashboard, so we’re now caught in a mobius loop, switching from tab to tab and hitting refresh until we can get heads or tails of this whole situation.

Check back here for updates. In the meantime, we know you’re all probably hurting for some mindless distraction from work. Here are some cat gifs that really sum up the situation.

sneaky cat gif

cat gif windshield wipers

cat gif disapopinted falling cat

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