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Gmail DOWN! Users affected worldwide; Here’s what happened

Gmail users are facing issues worldwide in receiving and sending emails. Downdetector has observed a Gmail outage going by the rising number of queries.

| Updated on: Dec 10 2022, 21:57 IST
How to use Gmail without internet! Follow these steps to send email offline
1/5 With the internet becoming a necessity, it is now difficult to imagine even a single day without it. Almost all your work- from official to personal requires an internet connection. Even the apps you have on your phone require an internet connection to run including email. However, what if you are facing an internet issue and you have to send an important mail? Now, Gmail can be used to send email offline. Yes, you will not require any internet connection for the same. (Unsplash)
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2/5 You will be able to read, respond to, and search your Gmail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet by visiting It can be noted that in order to make it easier to use Gmail to send email offline, it is recommended to bookmark in Chrome. Also if you are using Gmail with your work or school account, you can ask your admin to help change your settings. Wondering how to get Gmail offline? Check it below. (Unsplash)
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3/5 On your computer, make sure you have downloaded Chrome. You can only use Gmail offline in a Chrome browser window, not using Incognito mode. Then go to Gmail offline settings or click on the link- (Unsplash)
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4/5 Check "Enable offline mail." Choose your settings, such as how many days of messages you want to sync and finally click Save changes. (Unsplash)
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5/5 You can also bookmark Gmail to use offline. You can bookmark your inbox to make accessing your email offline easier. In Chrome, open your Gmail inbox and to the right of the address bar, click Star. (Unsplash)
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Gmail has been down for several users. Did you face any issues? (Unsplash)

Are you facing any issues in sending and receiving emails on your Gmail account? If yes, then you are one of those thousands of users who are currently facing this problem. Users are reporting the issues that they faced in sending and receiving mail. Panicked users rushed to Twitter to share their experience while some said that they are unable to access their mail at all.

DownDetector, which shows a chart indicating the cases of Gmail outages reported in the last 24 hours, indicated that these peaked around 8:24 PM today. The chart shows a view of problems reported by users in the past 24 hours. Most of the Gmail users had faced issues in receiving emails on Gmail, which was 84 percent of the cases. 9 percent users faced Server connection and 7 percent faced problems with the Gmail website.

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Meanwhile, a few users also faced issues in getting access to the Google website. Downdetector report revealed that most of the cases were related to the website with 71 percent reports, while 17 percent of users faced difficulty in 'Search' and 13 percent says that they faced issues with Google Drive.

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However, the majority of the cases have been reported with Gmail. In India, users complained of an unresponsive Gmail app as well as undelivered emails. Following the Gmail outage, people took to social media to share the experience of inconvenience.

One of the users wrote, "Just because it's a weekend doesn't mean Gmail is working fine!! No mails being received in Gmail!#gmaildown"

While, another user tweeted, "Its always WhatsApp down, Insta down, Facebook down etc. This time #gmaildown be like (let me do it!)"


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First Published Date: 10 Dec, 21:32 IST