Google users around the world on Thursday reported that they were facing acute difficulties in accessing popular services including Gmail and Drive.
Noting the inconvenience, the US tech giant informed people that they were “aware of a service disruption.”
Frustrated users in countries including Australia, Japan, France and the United States have filed online complaint of the outage while tracking website DownDetector reported Google services were down in every continent.
“Anyone else having issues with @gmail in Australia?” one person tweeted.
Another Twitter user, in Brooklyn, New York, wrote: “Nearly 16 years in and this is the first time I can remember Gmail being completely down.”
Google’s @Gmail Twitter feed replied to the posts with: “Thanks for reporting. We are aware of a service disruption at the moment.”
The message from the US tech giant contained a link to a Gmail service details page that told users “we are continuing to investigate this issue,” and to check back later.
The Gmail Twitter feed replied to people in English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and German.
Responding to an AFP enquiry, Google said to refer to the G Suite Dashboard for status updates.