How to Check Gmail's Issue Status

No, it's not just you

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When Gmail is down for you, it is normal to wonder if it is down for everybody or down for you alone. Does Google know about the problems or should you alert the company to the outage?

You can easily find out whether Google is aware of Gmail service disruptions—login failures, missing data, or certain functions not working—and check for an estimate on how long the outage will last by checking the Google Status Dashboard page.

Check the Gmail Status for Issues

To find out the current status of Gmail and other Google Apps:

  • Visit the Google Status Dashboard.
  • Gmail's issue status appears under the Current status column.
  • A green radio button next to Gmail indicates there are no known issues with Gmail currently. An orange radio button indicates a service disruption, and a red radio button indicates a service outage.

You can also:

Check Gmail for Other Known Issues

To see general problems and bugs of which Google is aware:

  • Visit the Gmail Help Center page and check out the Fix a Problem section, which covers many of the questions users ask.

How to Report a Bug to Google

If you encounter a bug not on the list, report it to Google. Do this by clicking the Settings cog icon from within Gmail and selecting Send Feedback. A screen opens where you describe your issue.

If you have a screenshot of the problem, you can attached it as well. Click Send.

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