Google resolves problem with Gmail after outage

The Google sign is shown on one of  the company's office buildings in Irvine, California
FILE PHOTO: The Google sign is shown on one of the company's office buildings in Irvine, California, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

December 16, 2020

(Reuters) -Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it had resolved a problem with Gmail due to which some of its users had faced issues with the mailing platform, just a day after a global outage affected YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive.

Downdetector.com, a website that tracks outages, showed there were more than 13,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Gmail.

“Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” Google said https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=issue&sid=1&iid=a8b67908fadee664c68c240ff9f529ab.

Many of Google’s services were on Monday hit by an outage that affected thousands for nearly an hour.

(Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Radhika Anilkumar Editing by Shinjini Ganguli, Aditya Soni)