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GMAIL : Globally Down

Today 20th of August 2020, world has seen so much and now world faced a complete downfall in using Gmail. DownDetector shows that the problem began around 9.30am IST today. This issue is been faced by a handful of countries. While trying to upload files to the drive it failed. Google drive is reportedly unable to share files or download them. Business Insider, Google and their engineering team are investigating the issue seriously”. Many users have taken this to Twitter to tweet about this issue. Many people have started posting memes using #Gmaildown. There was also a comment in Twitter staying #gmail down looks like half of India and most of Japan. I’d estimate the US is worse but people are sleeping, is this hacking?


The users were also complaining about issues connecting to some of the G suite services like Google Drive, Google Doc. But most users are facing ssues with Gmail. Google’s app status page shows issues with Gmail, Google Drive, Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Groups, Google Docs, Google Keep and
Google Voice.


Most users were complaining that they were unable to send mails or attach any sorts of files to the emails. We tried sending an email with attachment but it didn’t work. The mail was sent but not the attachment. The error showed “the operation couldn’t be completed”. Google apps status page has also updated to confirm that they have received reports of issues related to Gmail. Users have taken to DownDetector website to talk about the issues and highlight the problems they are facing with Google’s services, especially Gmail, used by millions of users worldwide.


Finally Google has acknowledged the issue being faced by users and said, “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”

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