Gmail is facing outage in parts of the world with users reporting ‘404 Error’ while trying to open the site. Other Google services such as YouTube, News etc does not seem to be affected. Gmail is reportedly down in parts of Europe as well as India.
According to Downdetector.com, the Gmail is having issues since 6:16 AM EST, which is around 4:46 PM IST, Tuesday. The most reported (42 per cent) problem was log-in, while 31 per cent users reported they could not receive messages. About 25 per cent users reported a problem with the website.
Google itself has confirmed the outage, though users have taken to Twitter to report the ‘404 Error’ with Gmail. Google’s app status dashboard, which shows the details of all services, has been updated to reflect an outage for Gmail.
“We’re aware of a problem with Gmail, which is affecting a significant subset of users. In case there are reports you hear of any of our services being affected, feel free to check this external dashboard for more real-time information,” Google said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, popular social networking and photo-sharing app Instagram was down for around three hours. The outage was reported in US, UK, Europe, Australia markets and users were unable to login or refresh News Feed in some cases.
In Gmail’s case users have already taken to Twitter to complain about the email’s outage. The Gmail outage appears to have a wide reach and the live map on Downdetector is growing bigger. Many users from India are posting about the outage on Twitter.
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