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Gmail fixed after major outage

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Update 11:00 GMT: Google says it has now fixed all the known issues. "The problem with Gmail has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support," the company wrote.

Update: 09:30 GMT: Google has confirmed it is looking into problems with Gmail and some of its other services. "We are currently investigating an issue affecting user access to multiple services affecting users in Europe," the company noted.

Email service Gmail has receovered after suffering widespread issues this morning after a possible outage affectied both its  online and mobile apps.

According to data from real-time outage monitoring service DownDetector, the incident began at roughly 0300 ET/08:00 GMT, with thousands of users having registered problems across Europe, Asia and the US.

Along with Gmail, Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Groups and Google Calendar are also affected, with each program showing an alert on the official Google Workspace dashboard.

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"We are currently investigating an issue affecting user access to multiple services affecting users in Europe," Google noted.

"We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are uable to access Gmail," it added on the Gmail-specific page.

"We are investigating an issue which is affecting some users in Europe affecting their ability to access some services."

The issues, which seemed to affect logging in to an online account, hit users in the UK, Europe and the US.

Some users took to Twitter to complain they can't access Gmail services at all, and internal evidence from the TechRadar Pro team saw us unable to log into our accounts, with the usual 2FA security authenticiation methods running very slowly.

Sending 2FA alerts to a mobile device took much longer than usual, and in some cases resulted in an error, leaving us unable to log in as workers across the country log in for their working day.

Mike Moore

Mike Moore is News & Features Editor across both TechRadar Pro and ITProPortal. He has worked as a B2B and B2C tech journalist for nearly a decade, including at one of the UK's leading national newspapers, and when he's not keeping track of all the latest enterprise and workplace trends, can most likely be found watching, following or taking part in some kind of sport.