Gmail and Google Drive faced a worldwide outage on Tuesday evening leaving users unable to send emails. Users were able to access the email but received error notification when they were trying to send new emails, “Message could not be send, check your network and try again”.
Thousands of reports were filed, according to the report on DownDetector. The problem was not confined to Gmail only. Some users reported issues where they were unable to access other Google-owned applications as well.
According to the report on Outage Report website, around 6500 reports were received originating from the United States, Australia, Singapore, India, Malaysia, and 87 more countries.
And the live map is still showing outages in different parts of the world.
Google on this matter said that it was “aware of an issue with google drive” originated at 7:35 p.m. Google issued a statement saying “Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better”. But no details about the cause of the problem were shared.
Google faced a similar outage in the past as well, where Gmail, YouTube, and other services went down in several regions.