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Gmail Service Restored After Leaving Millions Of Users Offline Friday Afternoon

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By Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Google’s email service left millions of users offline Friday afternoon.

Gmail went down Friday afternoon in what appears to be a worldwide outage. Seth Rosenblatt, CNet senior writer, says the outage lasted 20 to 40 minutes.

“When I spoke to Google by phone a spokesperson there said that the company was looking into the outage. Google updated its apps status dashboard, they are flagging the disruption as a service disruption and not a service outage,” Rosenblatt said.

Gmail was not the only Google product experiencing a problem.

“For some people Google+ was also down, for other people Google play music, their music service was also down. I’m seeing reports that YouTube comments also being down,” Rosenblatt said.

Gmail users are now reporting that service has mostly been restored.