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Global outage hits Gmail, Google Drive

14 March, 2019, 07:41 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Google's Gmail and Drive suffer global outages

Google acknowledged the issue at 1.53pm and reported "error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior".

Many users across the globe are reporting issues while using Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and other Google services.

Google seems to be experiencing an outage that is affecting several of its services, with the issue affecting customers across the U.S., Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. We can confirm that at the time of writing the Gizmodo inbox was working just fine.

Facing issues in accessing/using some of the Google services properly? At 10 15am, it said that it is investigating the issue and that it will provide an update by 13/03/2019 11:14 detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

On its GSuite dashboard, Google first updated acknowledging the problem, which it said needs to be resolved.

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"Woohoo - loving not being able to access any of my files", one man tweeted. "Check your network and try again".

This includes Gmail and Drive.

Gmail users in particular, will have difficulty "attaching or accessing attachments, as well as accessing and saving draft emails and sending emails".

At 5.13PM AEDT, Google reported the outage over and services restored, the Google Service Status links below have the full text.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support", Google said in a statement released on its website.

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