Update: Google confirmed it is “investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information shortly.”

Reports have been coming in that Gmail is experiencing outages in many parts of the world. 9to5Google reported:

Google’s App Status Dashboard, which offers performance information for Google Apps services, is currently claiming that Gmail is down.

Google just switched Gmail to “Service Disruption” status, but we will let you know if it is upgraded to a full “Service Outage.”