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Google: Gmail, Drive And Some Other Services Suffer Global Outrage

| March 13 , 2019 , 13:09 IST

Several Google users on Wednesday reported problems with accessing Gmail and other services in large parts of the world as Google has been hit by outages in a host of countries around the world.

The company said it was investigating the problem which occurred in Gmail, Google Drive, Hangouts and Google Maps and some other Google services.

In a statement, Google said it was investigating reports of an issue with Gmail, "We are continuing to investigate this issue. “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviours.”

The company posted the update on the page that offers performance information for Google services. most reports of outage have been reported from the Us, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and australia.

However, some users in india too are reportedly facing issues in accessing google services. some users affected by the outage claim that they are not able to send or receive emails. "message could not be sent. check your network and try again," is the message that these users said comes while sending an email.

Gmail has more than one billion users. Those affected by the outages 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.

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During the outages, Google said that “customers will have issues accessing or attaching files in various products”, including “attaching or accessing attachments” to emails, “as well as accessing and saving draft emails and sending emails.”

Google also confirmed there were issues with uploading and downloading files from Google Drive and uploading photos or attachments to Hangouts.