Google and Gmail are down for thousands of users, mostly in the US

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Credit: The Verge

Highlights

  • Google and Gmail have faced some technical issues this year.
  • Users appear to be having problems logging into their Google Accounts.
  • Houston and Dallas in Texas also suffered outages.

On Monday, Google and its popular email service Gmail experienced issues for thousands of users largely based in the United States. The Gmail issues appear to be impacting the East Coast near cities such as New York and Boston as well as areas on the West Coast near San Francisco and Los Angeles. Based on the live outage map available on Down Detector, it also looks like areas near Houston and Dallas in Texas also suffered outages.

The Reports

According to reports on social media and the website –outage firm Down Detector, the Gmail issues appear to be impacting the East Coast near cities such as  New York and Boston as well as areas on the West Coast near San Francisco and Los Angeles. It also looks like arrears near Houston and Dallas in Texas also suffered outages, based on the live outage map available on Down Detector.

Sources say that the problems with Gmail started at 10:13 a.m. ET, while the issues with Google began at 2:09 p.m. ET, according to Down Detector. At the time of writing, the website has received more than 4,000 reports from users experiencing problems with Google and Gmail. 

It was first posted by the search giant about the service disruption at 2:53 p.m., saying that it was investigating reports of an issue with Gmail after user complaints surfaced on Down Detector and Outage Report, another website that tracks outages across popular websites. 

The dashboard read, “Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,”

In March, Google and Google Drive went down for thousands of users worldwide, and Apple’s iCloud service saw an outage that affected products like Find  My iPhone, Contacts, and Mail.

Facebook and other social apps it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, were down for more than eight hours in May. The company attributed the issue to a “server configuration change”.

The Tweets

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Google and Gmail were down for thousands of users, mostly in the United States.”

Garrett Frederking  tweeted few days ago, “Google SSo down . 500 errors across the board. No worries, not like businesses and education use Gmail or chrome books.”

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Aparna handles gadget-based writing and trending stories at Bugle24. Coming from a background in journalism, she is inquisitive about user technology. She has written numerous blogs for various sites, e-magazines, etc. During her time off from her work, she loves reading fiction novels and traveling.

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