Google says a ‘significant’ number of Gmail users are seeing errors right now

Google says a “significant subset” of Gmail users are currently running into errors with the service.

Although users can access their inboxes, they may encounter “error messages, high latency and / or other unexpected behavior,” the company wrote in a post on the service status page. The errors come just a day after many Google properties, including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Docs, were hit by a widespread outage.

Down detector, which monitors reports of website problems, shows a spike in Gmail issues from about 3 p.m. ET. Users have reported not being able to access their inboxes, while others have said they receive bounced messages when they try to email someone with a Gmail address.

Google said it plans to release an update by 5:30 p.m. ET when it expects the issues to be resolved.

Stadia, Google’s game streaming service, also had issues this afternoon, but it’s unclear if they were related. The company said there was an issue that “prohibited some users from launching games.”

Google now tells The edge that the Stadia issue has been fixed and that “users should be able to play games as usual”.