Gmail down: Social media users freak out over service outage
Gmail is currently experiencing a service-wide outage. Please stay tuned for updates or follow here: https://t.co/2SGW3X1cQn.— Google for Work (@GoogleforWork) September 14, 2016
Google say it’s investigating the outage reports and it appears the problem is affecting only Google for Work Gmail users, a subscription based service.
Independent website Downdetector, which monitors service outages has received a flurry of reports, over the email service and its associated apps not working.
The majority of problems reported are in relation to logging into email accounts and accessing messages, according to the site.
Google Apps has posted a suggested workaround to the issue - recommending users “Disable Gmail Service in Admin Console UI, save the changes, enable it , save the changes.”
The issues have primarily hit users in the UK and US, sparking a furore on social media.
HOW CAN GMAIL BE DOWN?!?! What is going on @GoogleforWork?!?— Trevor Leon (@trevorleon) September 14, 2016
Gmail goes down.— Sara Ling (@saraling) September 14, 2016
"How's your day going?" pic.twitter.com/J75WWqhhqE
Gmail is down. Work is canceled. pic.twitter.com/OkSgWZMf6B— Dan Graziano (@DanGraziano) September 14, 2016
when gmail is down but you want to pretend like you can do your job without it pic.twitter.com/RmsFvWNmDq— Paige Ladisic (@ladisicpaige) September 14, 2016
The office when Gmail is down pic.twitter.com/HaauZW9W5o— Megan Murray (@meg_murray45) September 14, 2016
ME: "please work gmail"— Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) September 14, 2016
Some Gmail customers were more than pleased to avail of some downtime at work.
Gmail down. Can we go home now? pic.twitter.com/FkY4zQQtcy— Cassie Fenley (@CassieFenley) September 14, 2016
*Gmail temporarily goes down*— Alexandra Sanders (@byalexsanders) September 14, 2016
50% of people with an outage: HALP! ASAP!
The other 50%: Welp, guess work is over for the day. Byeeee.
Gmail is down! Sooooooo pic.twitter.com/G4cXjtnEtw— Luke Westaway (@lukewestaway) September 14, 2016
Is gmail down— Ben Barrett (@ChaosSmurf) September 14, 2016