What a way to wake up! If you are a regular user of Google services such as Gmail , you have probably already realized that something is wrong . One of the most popular Google services is suffering a fall that prevents a significant number of users from connecting to the service, although the most commonly reported failure at the moment occurs when trying to attach files with email. Of course, as bad news never comes alone, this is not the only Google service that is being affected. In fact, there are also problems with Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Meet . Is it time to go for coffee and stop working for a while until things get back on track?
When even Gmail goes down pic.twitter.com/xfFzYRMC0q
- Carlos Mata (@ibirque) August 20, 2020
The severity and extent of the downfall of Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Meet can be seen in the fact that even Google has recognized the problems their services are experiencing. Many times the fall of the service is not registered if it is at the local level (although, for example, it affects thousands and thousands of users in Spain). We haven't encountered such a situation in Gmail for a long time, a service that has proven to be very reliable over time.
From Google's own support page, no specific information is offered about the problem that Gmail is suffering . Of course, it is promised that from ten in the morning an update will be offered with the causes of the fall and it is expected to have solved the problem . If this prediction is true, in less than an hour you should be able to use the mail again without problems.
Users on Twitter and through Downdetector explain that problems do not occur when entering Gmail and receiving and sending emails, but when trying to attach a file to the email. A problem that affects workers, but also university students who have to send their work. In the case of Google Drive, the problems happen when trying to upload files to the platform , while in Google Docs it does not seem that the problem directly affects the service.
9:24 It looks like the drop is spreading. Now Google recognizes problems in other more secondary tools of the big G, such as Google Keep (to take notes) or Google groups.
11.04 The services still appear down on the official Google page but Downdetector figures indicate that fewer and fewer users continue to have problems.
12.55 At this time the service is still marked as interrupted for some users.
13.56 The service has been restored normally.