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This article was published on August 20, 2020

It’s 2020, so of course Gmail is down right now (Update: it’s back)

It’s 2020, so of course Gmail is down right now (Update: it’s back)
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Update (20/08/2020 6:14 PM IST): According to Google’s status dashboard the service is back up for all users. 

Stop the presses. Literally. Because Gmail is down for a lot of people across the world. Folks are not being able to send emails, attach files, or log in to the service.

As always people have flocked to Twitter, the world’s favorite complaint board. A lot of them have mixed feelings about Gmail being inaccessible, especially when you have to rely on such services while working from home.

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In addition to that, Down Detector has seen a surge of reports on Gmail and Google Drive service disruptions.

We’ve asked Google for more details, and we’ll update the story if we hear back. Meanwhile, play that dinosaur game on Chrome.

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