The issues kicked off at around 8.30 UTC and left some users flummoxed, with many taking to the anger echo chamber that is Twitter.
Gmail email outage, had issues sending emails,sitting in my outbox as queued and not sending at all.— Karen Dean (@karensugarlips) November 12, 2021
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As of about 11am UTC, Google said the problems had been resolved.
We have asked the company to comment on the technical gremlins behind today's wobble. A spokesperson sent us a statement:
“We are aware of a service disruption to some Google Cloud services, including Google Workspace, causing access issues. This disruption began Friday, November 12 around 08:30 am UTC. We have addressed the initial issue and restored access for most users. We are still monitoring the situation. Updates can be tracked on our status dashboards for Google Cloud and Google Workspace.” ®