Hours after facing outage, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and other Google services have been restored, announced Google.
The status page for Google Applications said, "The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. System reliability is a top priority at Google. We are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."
Users around the world started facing issues with Google services including Gmail sending issues, Meet recording issues, Creating files issues in Drive, CSV user upload issues in Admin Console, Posting message issues in Google Chat, Sites adding new pages issues, Keep issues, Voice mail issues from 11:30am Thursday.
After several hours, Google developers managed to solve the problems partly.
Down Detector also showed that there has been an increase in the number of complaints from users since around 10 am, with over 8,000 reports so far. Twitter was buzzing with users complaining about the platform.
Though the problem seemed to be worldwide, however, there were some users who said the program worked fine for them.
Google is yet to reveal - what caused the problem and why the services were down. However, it caused problems for many users. Some users said they could not send emails while others said they had trouble working because of the problem. Some users had also said the problem was with sending attachments, which were uploading very slowly.
To most people, the app is critical right now, because almost all operate from home and mails are one of the only means of communication.