Although the service still appears to be up for many users, the outage is widespread.
As day proceeded into night, more and more people realized they were unable to send e-mails.
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While Google is yet to address issues with Gmail, Downtector.com.au reported on its outage map users along the US's west coast, Japan, India and Australia have all been having issues using the email since about 1.30pm AEST.
They came from United States, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and 55 more countries.
Not being able to send an e-mail is causing major struggles for anyone who uses their account for work and pressing personal matters, and people are expressing their frustration on Twitter using #Gmaildown to connect with others on the issue. In a statement, Google too has acknowledged the issue.
Google has also confirmed similar issues with Google Drive, including "error messages, high latency and/or other unexpected behaviour".