Google had also reported issues with its app engine and cloud storage, with the issue appearing to impact services such as Google Maps with users who try to access Street View greeted with a black screen instead of images of the input location.
Thousands of Gmail users in Australia have been affected by problems with the free email service, according to a tech monitoring website.
Google has confirmed an issue affecting Gmail and Google Drive globally, with the effects felt particularly in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Google acknowledged the issue at 1.53pm and reported "error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior".
Google said Gmail's issues include attaching files, accessing attachments, accessing and saving draft emails and sending emails, while Google Drive users will have issues uploading and downloading files. The issue was apparently affecting users of workplace G-Suite accounts as well as Google account holders, though the reason for the outbreak remained unclear and come users could still access Google Drive.More news: Gov. Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty In California
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A spokeswoman for Google said it was aware of the problem and people should visit the Google status dashboard for details.
Gmail, Google Drive, and other Google services are officially back up after suffering a brief outage.
Unable to send emails, several users received an error message: "Message could not be sent".
Hopefully, Google will quickly solve this issue. The outage lasted for a total of three hours and twenty minutes, as per the Google dashboard. "They should just declare an International Non-Working Holiday #GmailDown", one user said on Twitter.