Is Gmail Down? Ask Twitter!

gmail1[NOTE: If you’re reading this on September first, 2009, here’s a more current post on today’s outage.]

Gmail seems to be choking at the moment. It failed to load for me a few minutes ago, then came back–and I know I’m not the only one who’s having problems with it, because I did a simple Twitter search and got lots and lots of tweets like these:

Gmail Down

Twitter’s search feature is a terrific resource when it comes to quickly answering questions about what’s happening on the Web. I remain baffled as to why Twitter buries it in the site’s footer rather than giving it prominent real estate so that everyone who’d find it useful can find it. But that’s just one of multiple Twitter mysteries (Twysteries?).

Meanwhile: Is Gmail working for you right now?


43 comments

  1. Daniel February 11, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    Works fine for me, been using it frequently today..

  2. ewee February 11, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    yep, it went down, but it was intermittent, and seems to be back. another reason to use gmail’s offline lab.

  3. Ray Ebersole February 11, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    I had some trouble earlier, including contacts not loading and slow inbox loading. It seems okay now for me.

  4. John Bliss February 24, 2009 at 2:29 am #

    Gmail down. Bad Gmail. John sad.

  5. F417H February 24, 2009 at 3:29 am #

    Confirmed, Gmail down for like an hour now.. Sucks.

  6. keru February 24, 2009 at 3:30 am #

    is gmail down????

  7. Jamie February 24, 2009 at 4:02 am #

    “Gmail down. Bad Gmail. John sad”

    Jamie sad too. 🙁

  8. TaranQ February 24, 2009 at 4:06 am #

    GMail problems here too all day intermittend on/offline (Belgium)

  9. Paul February 24, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Gmail has been hit by some kings of porn !

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulbence/3306503870/

  10. sebi February 24, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    gmail is down for me

  11. Sharon February 25, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    My G-mail has been down for days…

    Before it went down it would not send pictures by e-mail it kept saying that there was a permanent error and it would not send…

    I just got this account and I am already regretting it… I have never had this with any other e-mail account 🙁

  12. Mr Singapore April 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    My gmail is down, and has not been working for the past 24 hours.

  13. Babylya May 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    Хм,несогласен с предыдущими блоггерами
    Споки 🙂

  14. Gostixel May 16, 2009 at 2:49 am #

    Вот так,несогласен с предыдущими высказываниями
    ^..^ Bye

  15. Suman May 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm #

    Gmail is down….!!!!

  16. jmichaelgreen May 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    Being late to complain, all of the previous specific symptons are consistant. I could add that a gmail client accross the room may not experience the same symptoms: no load of contacts, error message, etc.

    I’m experiencing a white blank screen after nav and not responding in the task screen, go figure. And i never say that, ever! Really, heard it 30 years ago and just used it now.

    This as always could not happen at a worse time, as I am it peak usuage of g-docs, contact data, not deleting (per gmails rec’, don’t delete when memory, yada yada yada) and the white screen with the blue boarder (lock up) is getting old. I may be outta here and reccomend to sell google stock if anyone is listening… bye-jmg

  17. Jim June 11, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    My Gmail is down (11:40 a.m., Thursday, June 11), but my Google Apps accounts are working fine.

  18. Derrick June 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    I think the problem is actually with the BROWSER (Google Chrome) and not with Gmail itself. As soon as I tried to access Gmail in a different browser (Firefox), everything worked beautifully. If you are using Google Chrome, try something else for a while.

  19. downrightnow July 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    For those who are interested, we’ve just launched a site called downrightnow.com that monitors Twitter updates and other sources for indications of a service disruption. You can also follow us on Twitter and by RSS to get outage notifications for Gmail, Facebook and several other web services.

  20. Johan August 17, 2009 at 7:53 am #

    when trying to reach gmail.com today

    “Request-URI Too Large
    The requested URL /accounts/ServiceLogin… is too large to process. “

  21. Josh September 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Gmail is down for me too. I’m in Texas. I recieved this message after letting it load for a while:

    “The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.”

  22. Adam September 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    I’ve been having troubles recently, I was searching to see if Gmail was down when I found this site.

  23. Tim September 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    The cloud can not go down..! That’s impossible..! Never happen..! Must be user error..!

  24. Marc September 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Heh well my company’s exchange server is still working. Maybe the cloud is not so good after all.

  25. Piloti Racing Shoes September 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    I can’t believe it,. 80% of my business is on Gmail and Google Docs,. I heard on Twitter that gmail was crashed by the magicjack buy back letter and I heard another story that gmail was hacked,. I wonder what’s going on.

    Google will lie to us 😉

  26. Will September 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    CRAP I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! No but really I have a few items for sale on craigslist and I was hoping to meet with people right about now so I could get some money for bills but now they probably just think I am flaking pr ognoring them…err unless they use gmail too. Anyway this really sucks no wonder google have kept it called gmail beta. I guess they aren’t perfect after all.

  27. Gare September 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    NO worky on laptop, but fine on IPhone.

  28. klw September 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    ugh. isn’t working on my phone, firefox or safari… for the last couple of hours I’ve gotten a screen that says to try again in 30 seconds…. it’s a reeeealy long 30 seconds….

  29. fritzy heg September 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    gmail down for 1 hour now in scandinavia as well….not good. If google want to ‘take care of our stuff’ this is not the way to push the concept……not trustworthy, guess somebody have very red ears.

    peace+love

  30. G Mail Down September 19, 2009 at 5:51 am #

    G Mail down in Japan
    Sat 19th Sept 2009, time 21:51

  31. Linda November 20, 2009 at 6:09 am #

    Is gmail down? Can anyone log in? I tried to check Google’s app status page and it is hanging also.

  32. Nathan Acosta December 1, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    it is NOT working now!!! 🙁

  33. Robert February 10, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Gmail lagi semaput yah, melasi … hehehe …

  34. taylor February 18, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    my gmail is not working and i just have been on the buzz! why isen’t it working? tell me, comment if you know why gmail is down or have this problem too!

    thank you,Taylor
    xoxoxo please tell me!!

  35. @randomthoughts_ March 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    gmail is down

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  37. alan September 26, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    correct user name and password lead to new page with captcha
    Correct name + password + captcha results in user name invalid

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