The Gmail outage happened around 1pm GMT / 8am ET – which is when many US users were able to log in to work.
Outage tracking website DownDetector has reported a huge increase Gmail reports from users in the UK and US.
That’s quite a spike in the number of users reporting issues with Gmail…
Creepy red X on Google Workspace status panel (opens in a new tab) confirms that there is indeed something wrong with gmail.
Users continue to report Gmail crashes on DownDetector in both the UK and US, with reports exceeding 10,000 in the latter.
We’ve yet to receive an official confirmation or response from Google – but we remain glued to the social media pages for any updates…
An interesting side note – at least in the UK, the mysterious issue appears to be affecting several other Google platforms.
DownDetector UK shows spikes in reports of problems with Google Drive, Google Nest and the Google homepage itself.
Well, it seems that reports of downtime are dropping sharply in all markets, so it may be that the Gmail problem is over.
We’ll keep an eye on the situation in case there are any further updates, but for now, things seem to be back to normal for Gmail.