Gmail is currently down [Update] Online again - maybe not

If you are trying to log into your email account and are running into issues, it looks like Google's email service is currently offline at the moment with widespread outages being reported.

The service appears to be affecting other services as well as some users are reporting that Google Docs are also experiencing issues. At the moment, two hosted accounts using Google Apps are experience issues as well.

For Google, this is a relatively rare downtime for the platform that is used by millions of folks around the world. While we expect Google to fix the issue in the near future, we will be quite curious to see what fault caused Google’s massive network to collapse. 

[12:07PM] As our readers point out below in the comments below, the platform is slowly coming back online and the outage appears to lasted for about 10 minutes.

[12:13PM] It appears that the service is struggling to stay online and keeps coming back on only to get knocked off again.

[12:20PM] It looks like the service is back up once again with some stating that a recent update to Google Chrome may have caused the issue. We look forward to seeing how Google explains that a Chrome update caused the service outage. 

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the site never went down. there was no outage. something caused the standard HTML view to flub - the low-speed text version was always up. move on folks...it was 10 minutes.

Still having some issues here in India....I have not been able to log into Google Play for last 15 minutes or so.....gmail also stops responding every now and then!

There's a lot of stuff wrong with Google services right now. Chrome just crashed seven times in ten minutes, it started right when Gmail started being down.

IT WAS DOWN THEN IT WAS BACK UP FOR A COUPLE MINUTES NOW ITS DOWN AGAIN AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO HOW TO I TALK TO PEOPLE IF I CANNOT GMAIL CHAT IM GOING TO DIE

no-sweat said,
IT WAS DOWN THEN IT WAS BACK UP FOR A COUPLE MINUTES NOW ITS DOWN AGAIN AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO HOW TO I TALK TO PEOPLE IF I CANNOT GMAIL CHAT IM GOING TO DIE

ROFL

no-sweat said,
IT WAS DOWN THEN IT WAS BACK UP FOR A COUPLE MINUTES NOW ITS DOWN AGAIN AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO HOW TO I TALK TO PEOPLE IF I CANNOT GMAIL CHAT IM GOING TO DIE
You have a seriously social problem...

ctrl_alt_delete said,
The play store is down for me
New York area

thats true. Iowa it was down for maybe 4 tries but got back in figured it was just my tab

I'm currently logged in with no issues....

EDIT: I feel like I am tempting the fates with that comment and expect to lose connectivity momentarily.

1Pixel said,
Works for me but hardly use it now anyway. Outlook.com is much better,

outlook? who uses that. use thunderbird but usually use gmail now. more and more.. never had a problem today.

PatrynXX said,

outlook? who uses that. use thunderbird but usually use gmail now. more and more.. never had a problem today.


Like... just a few million people ignorant....

PatrynXX said,

outlook? who uses that. use thunderbird but usually use gmail now. more and more.. never had a problem today.

they meant outlook.com , not MS Outlook, but a lot use that too...

Jarrichvdv said,

Like... just a few million people ignorant....

Millions also listen to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber... does that make them good artists?

vacs said,

Millions also listen to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber... does that make them good artists?

No it does not. But thank-you for proving the point, millions use Google products and obviously it does not mean it is good - or works.

PatrynXX said,

outlook? who uses that. use thunderbird but usually use gmail now. more and more.. never had a problem today.

I specifically said outlook.com ... What rock have you been living under? It's very popular.

And Thunderbird is dead, literally,. Development stopped.

PatrynXX said,

outlook? who uses that. use thunderbird but usually use gmail now. more and more.. never had a problem today.

For now, over 25 million people and counting...

1Pixel said,
Works for me but hardly use it now anyway. Outlook.com is much better,

Outlook.com is crap. It can't get any more bland than it is. Obviously it was designed for a tablet, which means it looks like crap on a real PC.