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Gmail outage: Worldwide reports of hours-long service disruption – CNET

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A map showing the countries affected by the Gmail outage as of 3:45 a.m. ET.

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A growing number of people around the world are reporting service disruptions to a number of Google services including Gmail and Google Drive.

A widespread outage of the popular Google services began shortly after 12 a.m. ET on Thursday. People reported issues from the US, Europe and parts of Asia including India, Japan, Singapore and Australia, according to DownDetector. Gmail users said they had trouble attaching files and were unable to send and receive emails. Some even faced problems logging in. 

Google’s app status page indicated that Google Meet, Google Docs, Google Keep and Google Voice are also facing service disruptions.

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Google’s app status page shows services that have been affected by a widespread outage.

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Google says it’s “continuing to investigate this issue” and will provide an update by 4:09 a.m. ET detailing when it expects to resolve the problem.

Twitter saw a number of complaints about the service disruption.  

Gmail and Google Drive suffered a global outage last March, which also affected people’s ability to send emails.

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