If you've had trouble loading Google Docs this afternoon, you're not alone. The company said that an outage has been "affecting a significant subset of users" who were unable to access it since about 3:48 PM ET. As of 4:55 PM ET the status had been updated to say "Google Docs service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future," and at 5:10, that "
The problem with Google Docs should be resolved." So, yeah, get up and stretch before getting back to work, study or your obsessive spreadsheet of fantasy sports stats, but don't go too far -- things should be back to normal in about the time it takes for your browser to refresh.
We're actively investigating an issue with Docs not loading. Thanks for your patience as we look into it.— Google Docs (@googledocs) November 15, 2017
Docs is back up for most users, and we expect a full resolution for all users shortly. Sorry for this disruption and thanks again for your patience with us.— Google Docs (@googledocs) November 15, 2017