Gmail goes down briefly for both consumers and enterprise users

It's not clear what might have caused the outage this morning, but it appeared to be fairly widespread.

Gmail was down for a brief time this morning.
Gmail was down for a brief time this morning. Screenshot by Roger Cheng/CNET

Last updated: 11:30 a.m. PT

Gmail went down briefly this morning before quickly popping back up.

Twitter users took to their accounts to tell the world that the e-mail program wasn't connecting. It appeared that both the consumer version for "gmail.com" accounts wasn't working, as well as corporate e-mail systems that use Gmail as their e-mail platform.

It's not clear what might have caused the outage, but it appeared to be quite widespread. About five to ten minutes after the outage, however, Gmail came back, and is now operating fine.

Update 9:20 a.m. PT: Gmail appears to be having some trouble making its way back for some users. A handful of Twitter users have complained that Gmail is still down. Search Engine Journal's Danny Sullivan is reporting that Google Drive, the company's cloud-storage service, is causing its Chrome browser to crash.

As of this writing, Google's Apps Status Dashboard shows Gmail as operating normally, and has not reported any outage.

Update 9:47 a.m. PT:

Google updates dashboard on Drive issues: The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

Update 10:10 a.m. PT:

Google updates dashboard for Mail issues: The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

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