Update: Google has just updated that all issues associated with Gmail are now resolved. Users will start seeing services coming back to normal now. Youtube is yet to confirm the same.
Are you unable to send mails on gmail or attach files from Google Drive? Don’t worry friend as you are not walking alone in this. Both Gmail and Google Drive are experiencing widespread service outages across the globe. These outages started happening midnight european time and are continuing as we write this piece.
For most people complaining of the outage, they are either unable to send mails at all or are unable to attach files. For some, the upload process appears to be excruciatingly slow in nature. Not all however are facing a complete black-out, but there seems to some or the other error with all services.
Google too has acknowledged the same and has released an update saying “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.”
Here’s a screenshot of the Google Suite service status:
Apparently, not just Gmail or Google Drive, now even Google Meet, Docs and Google Voice are experiencing outages across the globe. Google has updated the same on its status dashboard, that can be accessed here.
Meanwhile, now even Youtube has confirmed an issue with processing of uploads.
We are experiencing some delays in video uploads processing since ~10 pm (PT). Our teams are aware of this and working on a fix. We’ll update here as soon as we have more news.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 20, 2020
We will keep you updated on the latest. Stay tuned.
Updates from Google
8/20/20, 11:37 AM: 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.
8/20/20, 12:39 PM: We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 8/20/20, 1:39 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.
Meanwhile, Google’s status dashboard reports that more services are down now. These include Google Groups, Chat, Google Meet, voice, hangouts and more. Looks like we are slowly heading towards a Googlocalypse!
8/20/20, 12:51 PM: Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 8/20/20, 1:51 PM with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience.
Gmail sending issues, Meet recording issues, Creating files issues in Drive, CSV user upload issues in Admin Console, Posting message issues in Google Chat
8/20/20, 3:10 PM: 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.
8/20/20, 4:40 PM: The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.
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