Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Gmail, Google Drive experiencing service outages

The Google disruption first came to light through social media posts at around 10am Singapore time Google's Gmail and Drive suffer global outages
Katie Ramirez | 13 March, 2019, 08:53

This issue was not confirmed by Google on its G Suite dashboard.

Not all Gmail and Google Drive users are experiencing the outage, however. According to Down Detector, Gmail and YouTube started seeing disruptions at 10PM ET on March 12. So far, about 47 per cent of the complaints are difficulty in sending emails.

"We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail", the message read.

The issues affected users around the globe, with people in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America reporting problems.

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"Woohoo - loving not being able to access any of my files", one man tweeted. The company posted the update on the page that offers performance information for Google services.

On Twitter, many voiced their frustration at being unable to check and send emails. "Check your network and try again", is the message that these users said comes while sending email.

Although the service still appears to be up for many users, the outage is widespread.

Drive users will find it hard to upload and download files. Many users reported that they were greeted with a Black screen when they tried using the Street View feature.

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