Gmail outage is over after hours-long service disruption
The widespread outage hit Asia during work hours, as well as the US and Europe.
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Gmail appears to be working again Thursday after people worldwide reported disruptions to a number of Google services over about seven hours.
A widespread outage of the popular Google services began shortly after 9 p.m. PT Wednesday. People reported issues in the US, Europe and parts of Asia including India, Japan, Singapore and Australia, according to outage monitoring site DownDetector. Gmail users said they had trouble attaching files and were unable to send and receive emails. Some had problems logging in.
Google's app status page indicated that Google Meet, Google Docs, Google Keep and Google Voice also experienced service disruptions.
As of 4:10 a.m. PT Thursday, Google said on its status dashboard that the problem with Gmail was resolved.
"System reliability is a top priority at Google. We are making continuous improvements to make our systems better," reads the latest update. The company didn't say what caused the outage.
Twitter surged with complaints about the service disruption.