Google Plus, Gmail suffer temporary disruption
Posted on: 01:50 PM IST Feb 16, 2013
Reports over the past couple of hours confirm that Google Plus was inaccessible for a brief period yesterday for several users. In addition to that, Google's popular e-mail service, Gmail, too suffered some hiccups.
Google PlusGoogle's social network, Google Plus, was reportedly inaccessible for some users, temporarily, according to The Verge. Google clarified to The Verge that it was indeed facing some issues. A Google spokesperson confirmed that some Google services were experiencing issues and that they are investigating.
The report was soon updated thus, "the issue 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."
Google Mail (Gmail)
Google's hugely popular e-mail service, Gmail, too was experiencing issues yesterday, pertaining to login, when using Single Sign-On Authentication.
On its Apps Status Dashboard, where usually Google provides details of service disruptions and other hiccups, it elaborated upon the service disruption on Gmail. The first post read, "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information shortly. Affected users are unable to login to Google Mail when using Single Sign-On Authentication."
Hours later, Google provided that while it is still investigating on the problem, those affected can access the service by first logging into Google Drive and then clicking the "Gmail" link at the top of the page. Google's last post read, "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."