For those of you who experience the problem of getting access to Google Calendar service yesterday, you were not imagining things, it was down for 3 hours.
On Tuesday, users who tried to access the Google Calendars but instead of seeing the meeting packed schedules, they saw error messages.
The problem was not seen in one region of the world instead it as seen impacting users on a worldwide scale with notable parts where the service was unable being the following.
- North America
- South America
This issue also affected the web-based Google Calendar service with the Android and iOS apps of Google Calendar along with few other third-party apps such as the Microsoft Outlook on mobile devices that have the ability to import the data of Google Calendar were not affected by the issue and were working just fine.
When the tech media sources reached to Google for a comment on the service disruption, they pointed them to their G Suite Status Dashboard website and the description there, for Google Calendar read as follows,
“We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Calendar. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar.”
While the majority of the Google Calendar users experienced the message “Not Found Error 404” other users received the message “500. That’s an Error”.
Google Calendar has been of great uses to millions across the world, they rely on the service to provide it with some structure to keep their activities in line. As it has been with all the frequent service disruptions, the cause of this disruption is still somewhat unclear.
Nearly after 3 hours of this disrupted service, the service was finally restored with yet the cause to be presented.