Google's Gmail, Drive, YouTube and some other services suffer global outage

Isaac Cain
March 13, 2019

We will provide more information shortly. "The affected users are able to access Google Drive, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour".

There are reports of Gmail being down across the globe along with Google Drive. When trying to send an e-mail, instead of delivering the message, users receive the notice "Message could not be sent".

After checking the internet connection, however, it's clearly not a network issue. Gmail has more than one billion active users globally.

If you've been having issues with Gmaail or Google Drive this afternoon, you're not alone. Not only that, some people have reported that they are unable to download attachments which came with their emails.

Down Detector's live outage map is showing that some of the worst hit countries at the present time include Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and the United States.

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The issues were not isolated to Gmail for some people.

Hopefully, Google will quickly solve this issue. Some may even look at this outage as a surprise break in the work day.

While the current disruption was limited to certain Google services, the January outage had taken down majority of Google's consumer-facing products, including Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Groups, Hangouts, Hangouts Chat, and Google+.

We will update this story when there is a resolution.

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