Google's Gmail Down for Users Around the World
January 25, 2014 2:49 PM EST
A neon Google logo is seen at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.
Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (19:12 GMT), said roughly one hour later that service had been restored for some users and it expected "a resolution for all users in the near future."
"We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly," the company said on its "App Status" dashboard online, which tracks the state of various Google services.
Two other Google properties, the social network Google Plus, and YouTube, appeared to load slowly as well.
Google users attempting to sign on saw a "temporary error" message and a brief note: "We're sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes."
Google did not respond to requests for comment.