Google’s Gmail application is down for almost everyone right now, but at least you can still view your account via the older HTML version. In a surprising turn of events, Twitter is actually working, giving many a Gmail user the opportunity to kvetch about Google’s downtime. How ironic.
Gmail is having a systemwide outage affecting multiple countries, and a whole bunch of its 100 million users are screaming about it on Twitter. Around 20 million people visit Gmail each day, according to Comscore, and they’re all seeing the same message. The first outages were reported at about 2 pm PST, 44 minutes ago. The Gmail blog is silent on the outage, instead giving readers some useful tips on customizing web clips.
We’re waiting on Google for a comment on the reason for the outage