Google Calendar is back up following an outage that knocked out the calendar on computers


JUNE 18, 2019

A screenshot for Google Calendar. (Photo: Google)

Now you won’t have to remember when and where your next appointment is.

That’s because the widely used Google Calendar was back up Tuesday afternoon (at least for some users) after being down for much of the morning.

Users trying to access Google Calendar from their computers had received a “Not Found Error 404” message.

Google acknowledged the service disruption with a post at 10:22 AM:

At the time, Google said that it was “investigating reports of an issue with Google Calendar,” and would provide updates  We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar.”

Nearly three hours later, Google posted a messag that “the problem with Google Calendar should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.”

Google did not reveal the cause of the outage.

Users trying to get to Google Calendar got this error message instead. (Photo: Edward C. Baig)

During the outage, at least some users were still able to access the calendar through their mobile phones.

Other Google services, including Gmail, were apparently unaffected.

That was not the case earlier this month when a Google Cloud outage knocked out Gmail, YouTube and other sites.

This latest disruption is worldwide.

At the website, comments on Google Calendar being down came from as far away as Croatia, Portugal, Brazil and the Czech Republic, as well as all across the U.S.

The timing of the outage was especially embarrassing for Google given that the Calendar went down shortly after the official G Suite Twitter account tweeted a message: “Scheduling made simpler @googlecalendar.”

With the Google Calendar outage, that promise of simpler scheduling got off to a shaky start.

Courtesy/Source: USA Today