Many users worldwide are experiencing issues accessing most of Google's popular online services such as Gmail and Google Drive. Google has acknowledged "service disruption" with Gmail and Google Drive. Search giant Google is currently investigating the issue and will soon provide an update.
As a result, users are experiencing issues accessing or attaching files in Gmail and Google Drive. While Gmail users are experiencing issues accessing and saving draft emails and sending emails, Drive users are unable to upload and download files.
According to outage.report, users in Australia, the US, Europe and Asia most affected by this service disruption. While most of Gmail users are complaining about being unable to send emails, Drive users are complaining about being unable to access files.
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Google has not revealed the cause of these issues or how long will it take for them to fix these service disruptions. But hours after users first started reporting issues, Google released a statement on their service status website:
"Users will have issues accessing or attaching files in various products. This includes Gmail and Drive. Gmail: Attaching or accessing attachments, as well as accessing and saving draft emails and sending emails. Drive: Upload and download of files."
Meanwhile, many Gmail and Drive users have vented frustration on Twitter. Take a look:
Update (March 13, 2019 / 12:11PM): Google has apologised over the issue and said that it should be resolved.
"The problem with Gmail (and Drive) should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."