The G suite services are experiencing a disruption all around the world. About 3000 reports have been generated in two hours as Google suffers an outage.
You’re Not Alone
If you can’t send your email right now or if your google doc won’t open, you’re not alone. Ever since midnight, users of G suite services are complaining about disruptions. The disruption is also most concentrated at Gmail.
Google Confirms The Issue
The Google apps status page is also just updated to confirm that they have received reports of an issue with Gmail and Google Drive. If you’re active on any social media platform, you’ll know that thousands of users are reporting a problem with Gmail and Google Drive. Since it’s also a weekday, we can only imagine the inconvenience for those on deadlines… Yikes!
Moreover, Slack, a website mainly used by workers to work collectively is also having a downtime. This is a nightmare for all working individuals but especially those who are working from remote areas.
Google’s status page has noted that they are continuing to investigate the issue. It has also been updated to indicate reports of problems with Google Meet, Google Voice, and Google Docs, while anecdotal reports show people are having issues uploading to YouTube as well.
These are the two statements Google has put out:
8/20/20, 1:29 AM: We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.
8/20/20, 2:07 AM: We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 8/20/20, 4:00 AM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.
How To Operate With What You Have
While our email may be working, the error is showing in a different form for many. For instance, when you try to attach a file, it shows a slow loading process. If it completes, that too after several minutes too much, it leads to an error asking you to check your network. It’s the same thing many others are experiencing, but at least it’s working a little. So if you want to send an email through Gmail right now, don’t attach anything for starters.
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