Gmail errors affect a ‘significant’ number of users, Google says

Google says a “significant subset” of Gmail users are experiencing 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 page. The errors occur just a day after many Google properties, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs, were extensively damaged.

Downdetector, which monitors reports of site problems, shows an increase in problems affecting Gmail since around 15:00 ET. Users have reported that they can’t access their inboxes, while others have said they receive bounce messages when they try to email someone with a Gmail address.

Google has said it will deliver an update by 5:30 pm ET when it expects the issues will be resolved. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., Google released a new message saying it would “continue to investigate this matter” and will offer more details until 6 p.m.

Stadia, Google’s game streaming service, also had problems this afternoon, but it’s unclear if they were related. The company said the problem “prohibits some users from launching games.”

Google is now counting The Edge that the problem with Stadia has been solved and “users should play games as usual.”

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