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Gmail down as Google services suffer major outage

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Customers are reporting outages in Gmail and several other Google services.

The outage began around 05:00 BST on Thursday, according to tracking site DownDetector, which showed continuing high numbers of complaints in the UK and multiple other countries.

Thousands of complaints were registered on the site, with many users losing connection as they logged in to start the working day.

Customers flocking to social media to complain about a lack of connectivity, with some mobile internet and TV services also apparently affected.

Virgin Media down

Google has acknowledged the service disruption and said that it was investigating the issue. 

According to Google’s dashboard, a response can be expected soon, promising a response to users within the next few hours.

Along with Gmail, users also reported issues with Google Search and Google Drive, with many unable to login to Gmail, make searches on the company's famous home page, or upload or access content from their Google Drive account.


20 Aug 2020



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