Gmail: There has been a global drop in email service

Gmail and Google users reported app and site usage failures (Image: Google)

Gmail users reported app and website crashes after announcing a global crash of Google’s servers. According to DownDetector, A platform specialized in real-time monitoring of failures and falls, which are the most frequently reported issues by users of Gmail Communication errors occurred in 61% of reports, but there were also records of difficulties with logging in (21%) and in sending or receiving emails (17%).

Some of the countries worst affected by the falls are the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. The country in which the peak was recorded in the graph due to failures in email service between 6:44 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. with more than 80 failures, according to DownDetector.

Regarding Google, the platform notes that, as of 7:00 AM on March 22, one of the main Internet search engines failed. However, the reports peaked as of 5:56 pm, with more than 1,400 reports worldwide. Mexico also sent, starting at 4:00 pm, a series of reports indicating this Search tool has site failures – 89%, While at the time of access, only 10% of users encountered problems.

DownDetector, a platform that specializes in monitoring failures and falls, noted that since 7:00 am on March 22nd, failures have been recorded in one of the major Internet search engines (Photo: Julien de Rosa / EPA)
DownDetector, a platform that specializes in monitoring failures and falls, noted that since 7:00 am on March 22nd, failures have been recorded in one of the major Internet search engines (Photo: Julien de Rosa / EPA)

Some netizens have indicated that the Tik Tok app has also caused usability failures. This social network adds 346 reports around the world, while in Mexico, DownDetector It only counted 49. Among the problems reported by users, it was difficult to play videos within the platform, reaching 60% of the reports, while the percentage of problems downloading and accessing the application was 30% and 8%, respectively.

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According to Bottom detector, Another app that has real-time crashes on its servers is Amazon, Which is an American company dedicated to e-commerce; The Google Play Store, A mobile app distribution platform for Android devices and video game series Call of duty, Which reports server connection errors, login failures and, to a lesser extent, website access problems.

Some netizens have indicated that the Tik Tok app has also shown its usage failures (Image: Twitter / DesastreRebelde)
Some netizens have indicated that the Tik Tok app also showed failure to use it (Image: Twitter / DesastreRebelde)

What’s more, Users of online banking apps have also reported issues with the process on their devices. In case BBVA, 50% of failures are due to ImplementationMeanwhile, 46% head for the difficulties that appeared at the start of the session. There are also reports coming from those who use services Santander mobile banking, Who indicated that there were problems with the application and on the website of the Spanish bank.

In particular , A few days ago, WhatsApp messaging service, Facebook and Instagram posted a global drop. The reported issues were related to the functioning of messaging services, updating of photos and information, as well as the users’ inability to post content to their personal files.

Many times, The failure is due to server errors or, if this fails, DDoS attacks, which consist of massive entries to the same site from different devices., The saturation of the input capacity of the servers.

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