Google Gmail and Drive are down affecting millions

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Google is is experiencing connection issues

Hundreds of million people use Google Drive and Gmail every day and for most of us, it’s the most important element of our digital lives.

Users all over the world reported that Google is down since 1:16 AM EDT on Downdetector.

Gmail also is down according to Downdetector reports. 62% of the users report attachment problems, 21% of people can’t log in and 15% of users can’t receive messages.

So, if you cannot use Google services right now, it’s not an issue with your computer or your connection.

Until this moment, of nearly 480 reports, 86% of the users complained about log-in problems while 14% announced problems with search.

Apparently, users are unable to log into their Gmail accounts or use their Google Drive online.

Many reported that they cannot insert an attachment in Gmail. Here’s an excellent guide that will help you.

Google didn’t release any official information about this issue, but we’ll keep you updated as the situation develops.

Update 1: Google posted on their services page that they are investigating this problem and that they will release details soon.

Update 2 (2:35 AM EDT): Google added Google Docs, Google Meet, and Google Voice to the list of services with an outage and it’s still investigating the issue.

Update 3 (6:39 AM EDT): Google is reporting that the Gmail service has been restored. This might be the longest Google outage since the one in 2017.

It seems like the outage also affects other services. Slack is also down according to their status page.

The last major Google outage happened in 2017 and lasted for more than 2 hours.

Did you experience any such problems? Please let us know in the Comments section below.

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