Google this morning was experiencing a service disruption with Gmail and Google Docs.
“The delivery of some messages is being delayed and attachments may fail to download,” Google said on its Gmail status dashboard. According to the search giant, the problems only affected 0.024 percent of the Gmail user base. Here at PCMag, however, email was not coming in or arriving long after it was sent.
The troubles also hit Google Docs and Google Presentations. The company did not elaborate on the problems with those features, except to say there was an “issue.” As of 12:43 p.m. Eastern, Google said its team was still investigating the problems and would provide an update at 1:45 p.m.
In the absence of email, Gmail users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations and pass the time.
“‘Is Gmail being weird today?’ has officially dethroned ‘I think it’s going to rain later’ as the king of office chit-chat,” one user quipped.
“Something tells me gmail is going to get fixed and I’m going to get like 200 emails at once. That won’t make for a complicated Monday!” another user lamented.
“Gmail issue affected user base estimated to be 0.024 percent and I’m seeing tweets left and right. Amazing,” someone else tweeted.
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Google changed its Gmail status from a service disruption to a service outage and changed the percentage of affected users from less than 0.024 percent to less than 50 percent.
At 4 p.m., Google said Gmail service has been restored for some users, but a full resolution is not expected for another three hours – a timeframe that could change.