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Google says ‘significant’ number of Gmail users are seeing errors right now – The Verge

Google says that a “significant subset” of Gmail users are running into errors with the service right now.

While users can access their inboxes, they may encounter “error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior,” the company wrote in a message on its service status page. The errors come just a day after many Google properties, including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Docs, were hit with a widespread outage.

Shortly before 6PM ET, Google said it expected to the resolve the issues “for all users in the near future.” Service had already been restored for some, Google wrote.

Downdetector, which monitors reports of website issues, shows a spike of problems impacting Gmail starting around 3PM ET. Users have reported being unable to access their inboxes, while others have said they’re receiving bounceback messages when trying to email someone with a Gmail address. ProtonMail said that emails sent to Gmail users are “permanently bouncing,” returning error messages to the original sender.

Stadia, Google’s game streaming service, was also having issues this afternoon, but it’s unclear if they were related. The company said a problem was “prohibiting some users from launching games.”

Google now tells The Verge that the issue with Stadia has been resolved and “users should be able to play games as usual.”

Update December 15th, 5:55PM ET: Google said that it’s beginning to restore service.

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