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This article was published on February 1, 2016


Gmail and Google Drive are down again for some people [Update: They’re back!]

Gmail and Google Drive are down again for some people [Update: They’re back!]
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Google appears to be experiencing some issues at the moment as a number of users are reporting that both Gmail and Google Drive are down.

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There are also reports that Google-owned YouTube is offline for some users.

Google’s App Status page has yet to acknowledge the issue.

This is the second time in less than a week that Google’s services have experienced a disruption.

Update, 14:02 GMT:

Google has acknowledged the outage:

We’re experiencing an issue affecting less than an estimated 0.018% of the Gmail user base. The affected users are unable to access Gmail. We will provide an update by 2/1/16, 2:54 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

Update, 14:08 GMT: 

The issue has now been resolved. Google says:

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

Here are 5 easy tools to back up Gmail both online and offline.

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