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Global Outages of Gmail and Google Drive

Gmail, Google Drive, Hangouts and Google Maps are suffering a widespread disruption as users from many countries are complaining that they are unable to access their files or send emails with attachments.

In the past 24 hours, over 1,500 users from the US, over 900 from Australia and over 200 from Malaysia have reported the issue.

Google Suite Status Dashboard says “users are able to access both Gmail and Drive, but are likely to receive an error message, experience high latency and other unexpected behaviour”.

Those affected were unable to send emails, receiving an error message that said “Message could not be sent. Check your network and try again”. Others experienced problems opening attachments.

Google says it’s currently investigating the issues with both Gmail and Drive and more information will be available shortly.

Google Maps also appeared to be experiencing issues, with users who tried to use Street View mode seeing a black screen, instead of images of the location.

Google also confirmed there were issues with uploading and downloading files from Google Drive and uploading photos or attachments to Hangouts. However Google has not confirmed the cause of the outages or how long they would last.

>Juthy Saha



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