Google+ experienced a brief outage Thursday, prompting users to vent their frustration on social media.
The Google social network was unavailable shortly after 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday. “500. That’s an error,” said a message displayed on the site. “There was an error. Please try again later. That’s all we know,” it added.
Users quickly took to social media to discuss the outage.
So Google+ has stopped working. Well there goes updating my profile!— Michael Brewis (@MichaelJBrewis) September 8, 2016
Is #Google+ down???— WebAlvarez (@webalvarez) September 8, 2016
Google+ was up and running again at 1:13 p.m. ET.
The search giant tweeted that it is investigating the problem.
@qwallis We're investigating now. Thanks for your patience!— GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) September 8, 2016
Problems with Google Hangouts and Photos were also reported on social media Thursday.
A Google spokeswoman told FoxNews.com that that that there was an issue with Google+, which should now be resolved. Details on what caused the outage have not been released.
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