Gmail users reported issues with the mailing platform around the country and the world.
Gmail has now fixed an issue affecting users around New Zealand and the world.
A number of people reported having issues signing in, sending emails and viewing emails.
As of 10am on Thursday, Gmail was not aware of any issues, telling a user “currently, there are no disruptions with Gmail,” on Twitter.
By 10:30am, the platform lodged an incident report to investigate “OAuth login issues”. At 10:55am, the Google-owned service reported the rate of errors was decreasing.
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Gmail provided an update around 11:45am that the login issue “has been resolved for all affected projects”.
The company explained an internal investigation into the outage will be launched to make any necessary improvements for a better user experience. It’s hoped these system improvements will “prevent or minimise future recurrence”.
A Gmail outage map from online platform Down Detector showed issues for parts of New Zealand, including Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
The outage also affected major cities in Australia – Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles in the United States.
An error message told users to delete cookies, however, a number have reported the issue still persisted.
Some users in New Zealand received a 503 error and were prompted to “try again in 30 seconds”.
This is the second major global outage for the mailing platform this year. Earlier in the year, users reported issues with loading and sending emails.