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Google's Gmail, Drive, YouTube and some other services suffer global outage

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The Google disruption first came to light through social media posts at around 10am Singapore time

The company has updated the status of the services on the G Suite Dashboard. Google Drive is a file storage and share service. You are not alone.

Owing to the issue, users were able to access Gmail but they were seeing an error message when sending out emails. According to Down Detector website, Gmail and YouTube started facing issues around 7.30am today.

Google has not yet addressed the issue but some users have reported that some services are being restored.

In a statement, Google too has acknowledged the issue. "We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support". We will provide an update by 3/13/19, 11:14 AM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

As of 1pm, the issues were still continuing for some users. AussieOutages logged up to 2822 reports with Gmail and 118 reports with Drive.

Outage Report has taken almost 500 reports of email sending issues, emails being down and email reading issues in the past 20 minutes alone. Drive: "Upload and download of files", it said.

They came from United States, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and 55 more countries.

The notice of the resumption of Google services comes as users of Facebook and its associated applications reported issues accessing the platforms.

Google confirmed that Google Drive was also affected with users "seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour". "Message could not be sent".

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