Is Gmail down? Google updates current status as free email service fails again
Google is experiencing a number of issues with its free email service Gmail, according to the company.
More than 15,000 people had initially taken to downdetector.com this morning to report issues with Gmail, most commonly with receiving emails.
“We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users,” Google said on its website just before 8.29am AEDT.
“The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour.”
Google has since given an update on Gmail services.
“Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future,” Google said at at 9.44am AEDT.
“Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour.”Is Gmail down? Users report major issues with Google
Thousands upon thousands of Gmail users have taken to Downdetector.com to share their issues and experiences.
“Not going from personal gmail to other personal gmail but getting sent from my Gsuite to personal email - Sydney Australia,” said one user on Wednesday morning.
“I tried to send email to my wife’s gmail account. It says “account doesn’t exist,” said another.
“can’t send to ANY gmail address without it bouncing back. Able to send to any other type of address except gmail,” shared a third.
“HubSpot flagged me as a poor quality sender because gmails bounced. Thanks Google,” added another.Google down: This week’s outages for Gmail, Drive and YouTube
The latest outage comes just days after Google services went dark late on Monday night (AEDT) for users around the world, with its most popular services, including Gmail, Google Drive and YouTube affected.
The outage seemed to be resolved for many users around 30 minutes later.
Google’s own website that logs outages showed that all of the company’s services were suffering from outages.
Users took to social media reporting the issue, with some complaining that the outage even affected their smart home systems.
Some of the largest companies in the world rely on Google services, according to CNBC, including Uber, Netflix and Twitter.
In June 2019, Google experienced a four-hour outage in the US for many of its services, including Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube.