Google was experiencing global outages on Wednesday, with users reporting issues with Gmail, Google Drive and Google Maps. Various websites that track Gmail problems and outages showed a spike in users, many from the Asia-Pacific, reporting problems with the email service from about 2am GMT (10am Hong Kong time). In a statement on their service website, Google said: “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour.” How Google Translate may disrupt English classes Affected users were unable to send emails, receiving an error message that said: “Message could not be sent. Check your network and try again”. Google confirmed that Google Drive was also affected with users “seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour.” Google Maps also appeared to be experiencing issues, with users who tried to use Street View mode seeing a black screen, instead of images of the location. This issue was not confirmed by Google on its G Suite dashboard. Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Facebook and Amazon Google has not confirmed the cause of the outages or how long they would last. The issues affected users around the globe, with people in the Asia-Pacific, US, Europe, and South America reporting problems. Some people in Australia reported that the outages were a good excuse for not working through the afternoon. Others suggested the problems could force people to revive their embarrassing once-used hotmail addresses.