Gmail and Google Drive crashes for thousands of users around the world

Gmail and Google Drive crashes for thousands of users around the world leaving customers unable to send emails or access files

  • Outage tracker site DownDetector picked up problems 7:24am BST 
  • Of all the reported problems, 61 per cent were with adding attachments
  • Reports of a drop in connectivity came from all over the world, including India, Australia, the US and Britain 

Thousands of Google users are reporting issues connection to Gmail and Google Drive. 

It appears the outage is a global one, with a large concentration of issues centered in Europe and Australia. 

Outage tracker site DownDetector picked up problems 7:24am BST. 

Of all the reported problems, the majority (61 per cent) were with attaching items to an email. 

It appears the outage is a global one, with a large concentration of issues centered in Europe and Australia. Outage tracker site DownDetector picked up problems 7:24am BST

Thousands of Google users are reporting issues connection to Gmail and Google Drive. Users took to Twitter as well as Google’s Community pages to bemoan the outage

Others were struggling to log in (22 per cent) and receive messages (15 per cent).  

For Google Drive, the primary issue was with file syncing, consisting 68 per cent of all reported problems. 

The root cause of the issues is currently unknown.  

Reports of a drop in connectivity came from all over the world, including India, Australia, the US and Britain.  

Users took to Twitter as well as Google’s Community pages to bemoan the outage. 

Some said they were seeing a message which said: ‘Oops something went wrong’.

Others received a pop-up box which read ‘Message could not be sent. Check your network and try again’.  

MailOnline has contacted Google for comment.   




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