Many users in India and worldwide are reporting that Gmail is down and that they cannot log into their accounts or send emails. Google, through its service status page, has acknowledged the issue.
Update: After facing a global outage, Gmail is now functional. Confirming the same, Google shared an update on its service status page, that read, "Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change."
Google notes on its service status page: "Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update (later) with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience."
Earlier many users in India noted that they could not log in to their Gmail accounts or send attachments in the mail. So if the question is: is the Gmail down in India? The answer is yes as the service is facing major outage in not only India but also in several other countries. Along with Gmail, Google Drive is also facing issues. The Gmail users are talking about the outage they are facing with the mail service and Google Drive on Twitter.
As per the DownDetector, a website that monitors popular web services, Gmail, Google Drive, and other services by Google are not only facing outage in India but also in Australia, Japan, and several other countries. The DownDetector reports that the outage began in India around 11am. The website notes that over 62 per cent of users were unable to send attachments, 27 per cent were not being able to log in while 10 per cent of users complained of not being able to receive messages in the mail.
When we tried uploading a picture as an attachment, the small image -- less than 1MB -- took over fifteen minutes to uplaod. However, when we tried to click on the send button, Gmail showed a pop-up message that read, "Oops, something went wrong." Check out the screenshot below.
Google has confirmed that Gmail and Google Drive are facing issues. The company on its G Suite Dashboard has written, "We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 8/20/20, 1:30 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem."
Gmail users on Thursday morning reported not being able to send emails, log in to their accounts, and even upload attachments. "Is #gmail down for anyone? Unable to send an email. Keep getting a network error. (But the network is fine!)," a Twitter user wrote. While another user wrote, "Users across the globe unable to access #Gmail since morning and Downdetector confirms the situation. Hopefully, it'll be back soon #gmaildown."
The map shared by down detector shows that users in some parts of Europe and America have also been affected. However, this isn't the first time it is happening in India. Back in July, the Gmail services went down for several hours. Users were not able to access their Gmail accounts and other Google services during this outage.
(This is a developing story)
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