A breakdown affects several Google services since the first weekend of March 2018. Google Images, Google Maps and Google Translate do not work properly, a problem that particularly affects France, the main victim of the breakdown. Among the incidents listed, there is the difficult or impossible access to the preview of an image, but also to bugs with Google Maps and Google Translate when we go through the search engine. A breakdown affects several services of Google since the first weekend of March 2018. A phenomenon that seems to affect mainly French Internet users, if we believe the map of failures concerning Google site downdetector, which lists the cases of technical problems through the world. There are also reports in neighboring countries, on the US East Coast, Japan and Russia, but the highest concentration is in France.
Google Images, Google Maps and Google Translate are out of order in France
For many French Internet users, Google Images is unable to preview a photo when clicked. To be able to view it, you have to leave the search and open either the image or the link in which it is located in a new tab. A report with the recent disappearance of the "show image" button from Google Images?
Google Translate and Googles Maps are also bugs. It is no longer possible for some to make a translation directly via Google search. It is possible to write or paste a text but it is not translated. On the other hand, the Google Translation site itself does not seem affected. Same thing with Google Maps. If you're affected by the outage, just go directly to the site rather than go through Google search, says BFM Business.
Many users were surprised by these bugs, not understanding what is happening and going so far as to think that it was their computer that was involved. If we remember the worldwide failure of Google Drive in September 2017, it is true that Google is much less subject to such problems in recent years.
That's exactly it, I immediately thought a problem of PC or browser. Google it never fails GOOD BLOOD!
– Creepy Machine✘ (@CreepyMachine) March 5, 2018