Gmail down globally, users unable to send emails with attachment


By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 20, 2020 12:25:02 pm

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Gmail is not working for several users globally. Users are complaining that they are unable to send across emails and attach files to emails. We tried to send an email with attachment and Gmail showed error. (check image below). It has been over an hour that people across the world are facing this issue.

Gmail showing error when attaching a document

Google apps status page has also updated to confirm that they’ve received reports of issues related to Gmail. Users have taken to Twitter and DownDetector website to talk about the issues and highlight the problems they are facing with Google’s services, especially Gmail, used by millions of users worldwide.


Gmail showing error

Commenting on the issue, Google noted, “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.”


Most users are complaining that they are unable to send mails or attach any sorts of files to the emails. We tried sending email with attachment but it didn’t work. The mail was sent but not the attachment. The error showed “the operation couldn’t be completed”.

Users are also complaining about issues connecting to some of the G suite services like Google Drive, Google Doc. But most users are facing issues with Gmail.

DownDetector shows that the problem began around 11am IST.

According to Business Insider Google Drive is unable to share files or upload and download them. Sources told the publication, “Google and their engineering team is investigating the issue. We will provide more updates as they become fully available on their global platform.”

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