Gmail, Google Drive experiencing service outages

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Google Maps also appeared to be experiencing issues, with users who tried to use Street View mode seeing a black screen, instead of images of the location.

The issues affected users around the globe, with people in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America reporting problems. The issue was apparently affecting users of workplace G-Suite accounts as well as Google account holders, though the reason for the outbreak remained unclear and come users could still access Google Drive. "Check your network and try again".

"We will provide more information shortly", the company said on its Google Drive service website.

Following that, they have addressed the matter via their Google Suite Status Dashboard, stating that their users aren't able to access Gmail and Google Drive.

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Google is also yet to ascertain what caused the outage.

Earlier, at 10.53am, they said that affected users can access Google Drive but they are receiving error messages, high latency and other unexpected behaviours.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support". However, Google has not confirmed this issue.

The cloud platform had been hit by a litany of issues over the past few days, including an outage affecting Google Cloud Console yesterday.

Several users took to Twitter to complain about the outage. By midnight ET, users in countries all around the world discovered themselves having non-working Gmail accounts.

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