Gmail appears to be down in an apparent worldwide outage

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  • Gmail and Google Drive experienced a worldwide outage on Tuesday night.
  • Google confirmed the outage in a statement to Business Insider. The affected users are able to access Google Drive, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour.”
  • The issues were not isolated to Gmail for some people. Users reported cases where they were not able to access their emails and other Google-owned applications.

Gmail and Google Drive experienced a worldwide outage on Tuesday evening.

Thousands of reports were filed, according to DownDetector. The apparent problem seemed to affect users from the US, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and Japan.

Some users were able to access their emails, but encountered errors when sending a new email: “Message could not be sent. Check your network and try again.”

Google said it was aware of “an issue with Google Drive” starting at 7:53 p.m.

“We will provide more information shortly,” the company said on its Google Drive service website. “The affected users are able to access Google Drive, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour.”

The issues were not isolated to Gmail for some people. Users reported cases where they were not able to access their emails and other Google-owned applications:

Screen Shot 2019 03 12 at 8.27.08 PMDavid Choi/Business InsiderScreenshot of Gmail.

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