Gmail users across the world have been left crippled thanks to an outage on the email service that is not allowing users to send attachments via mail. Gmail users took to social media to complain about not being able to send emails or upload attachments – many complained that uploading attachments is taking too long and is also failing in most cases.
While the outage seems to be a worldwide phenomenon, thanks to the complaints on social media, some users have claimed that they are facing no issues.
Given the current scenario where almost everyone is working from home, Gmail going down is a very troublesome issue. Apart from Gmail, Google’s Drive has also been affected. According to some users, Drive failed to upload files, download files and share them with others.
On its G Suite Status Dashboard, the company wrote: “We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 8/20/20, 1:39 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.”
Google identifies the issue as “service interruption” instead of “service outage.”
Earlier, the outage is said to have begun around 11 AM today. The tracking website down detector says many users faced issues with attachments.
Some users also complained about facing issues with log-in and receiving messages. A live outage map shows users in India, parts of Europe, and the Americas have been affected.Outage Report also shows a similar spike for Gmail. The tracking website says users from the US, India, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand and 42 more countries reported facing issues with Gmail.