Gmail and Google Drive suffer worldwide outage (updated)


Google has acknowledged the issues via the Google Suite Status Dashboard. — 123rf.com

Users worldwide are reporting that they are having issues with Gmail and Google Drive as many are unable to even send emails. According to website Outage.Report, users in the United States, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia have reported that they are experiencing issues with both Gmail and Google Drive. 

In the past 24 hours, over 1,500 users from the US, over 900 from Australia and over 200 from Malaysia have reported the issue. 

Website Down Detector states that users began experiencing issues with Gmail and Google Drive at 10am today. An outage map and chart on the website indicates that users in Japan, China and India are also experiencing issues Gmail.

Meanwhile, those who say they can send emails say the attachments they send are not downloadable.

Google Suite Status Dashboard says users are able to access both Gmail and Drive, but are likely to receive an error message, experience high latency and other unexpected behaviour.

Google says it’s currently investigating the issues with both Gmail and Drive and more information will be available shortly, and gave this statement: "We’re aware of an issue affecting Gmail. Please visit the G Suite status dashboard for more details."

Gmail and Drive are not the only Google services experiencing issues – reports are surfacing that YouTube is also experiencing glitches. YouTube users are seeing error messages, experiencing slow video load times and issues when uploading videos.

Google's official TeamYouTube account on Twitter has acknowledged the issue and said it's working on a fix.


Some users have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations:

 




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