Users around the world face difficulty in accessing Google services

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Users across the world on Thursday reported that they were facing difficulties in accessing popular Google services including Gmail and Drive, with the US technology giant informing people that they were “aware of a service disruption.”

Frustrated customers in countries including Australia, Japan, France and the United States complained online of the outage and tracking website DownDetector reported Google services were down in every continent.

“Anyone else having issues with @gmail in Australia?” one person tweeted.

Another Twitter user, in Brooklyn, New York, wrote: “Nearly 16 years in and this is the first time I can remember Gmail being completely down.”