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, reports the Hindustan Times.
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.
Google has also confirmed the issue with Gmail.
On its G Suite Status Dashboard, the company wrote: “Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 8/20/20, 1:51 PM with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience.”
“Gmail sending issues, Meet recording issues, Creating files issues in Drive, CSV user upload issues in Admin Console, Posting message issues in Google ChatGoogle identifies the issue as “service interruption” instead of “service outage,” it added.
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.
Slack suffers an outage as well
Apart from Google services, popular workplace collaboration platform Slack has also confirmed a service interruption for its users. Slack said some users may have trouble loading new messages or connecting to Slack.
“We’re working hard to get things back up and running — we’ll have another update in 30 minutes,” Slack said on its Status page.