Google’s number of ‘Gmail’ is affecting ‘users’


Google says that a “significant subset” of Gmail users are running into errors with the service right now.

Although users can access their inbox, they “may encounter error messages, high latency, and / or other unexpected behavior,” the company wrote in a message on its service status page. The errors came just a day after several Google properties, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs, spread widely.

Downdetector, which monitors reports of website issues, shows a spike of problems affecting Gmail around 3PM ET. Users have reported being unable to access their inboxes, while others have stated that they are receiving bounceback messages when trying to email someone with a Gmail address.

Google said it would provide an update to ET by 5:30 pm when it hopes to resolve the problems. Shortly before 5:30 pm, Google posted a new message stating that it “is investigating the issue” and will submit more details by 6PM.

Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, was also releasing this afternoon, but it is unclear if they were related. The company said there was a problem “preventing some users from launching the game.”

Google Now Tells The ledge The problem with Stadia has been resolved and “users should be able to play the game as usual.”

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