If you’re a regular reader of Ubergizmo, then we could safely assume you are a user of some Google services, including Gmail and maybe even Chrome. That also means you were probably extremely annoyed earlier today as Google experienced some outages in its Gmail services, with problems extending to its Chrome browser as well.
At 12:30 P.M. ET, Google took notice of the service disruption an informed the public with the following message:
“We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information shortly.”
Nearly an hour later, at 1:10 P.M., Google updated the status of its disruption giving Google Mail users the all clear:
“The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.”
In addition to the Google Mail outage, users were reporting Google Chrome quitting unexpectedly on a regular basis via Twitter, making those who use both services extremely frustrated for the duration of the disruption.
Were you affected by today’s outage? Were you so frustrated you actually thought about taking your business to a competing web email service like Outlook? Be sure to share your stories of survival in the comments section below.