If you use Google Calendar to track your crazy busy schedule, you may have trouble doing so from your computer this morning. Users from around the world are reporting that Google Calendar on the web is currently down, strangely returning a 404 error.
Sometime in the last hour, Google Calendar has begun returning a 404 error when trying to visit it on the web. Faithful watcher of internet services, Down Detector has received well over 10,000 reports of Google Calendar’s issues. Google has also confirmed the outage on their G Suite apps dashboard, as of 7:22am PT.
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.
Update: As of 8:39am PT, Google has updated the issue from a “Service Disruption” to a “Service Outage” They also issued another statement about Google Calendar’s 404 errors, essentially saying that they will have more information within the next hour.
Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 6/18/19, 9:40 AM with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar.
Update 9:40am: Google Calendar has begun to recover from its 404 errors for some users. Google claims that the service should be back up for most users within the next hour.
We expect to resolve the problem affecting a majority of users of Google Calendar at 6/18/19, 10:40 AM. Please note that this time frame is an estimate and may change. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar.
Update 10:20am: Google is now confident that all users should now be able to resume using Google Calendar for web as normal.
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.
On a potentially related note, Google also notes that their Hangouts Meet video meeting service is presently experiencing an outage of its own, as of 7:54am PT.
We’re investigating reports of an issue with Hangouts Meet. We will provide more information shortly.
Not all users are being shown a 404 error by Google Calendar for web. One reader has reported to us that he’s instead receiving a 500 error trying to access the Google Calendar site from mobile.
As can be seen by the massive reaction on Twitter, the outage has left people thoroughly lost as to where they should be and what they should be doing this morning.
Google Calendar is down and I don't know where I am or where I'm supposed to be. pic.twitter.com/MI7SJaJJw0
— Melanie Crissey (@MelanieCrissey) June 18, 2019
live shot of my office as we all realize that the google calendar 404 isn't just our individual computers pic.twitter.com/dPRQekxIIO
— Rachel Clark (@RachAClark) June 18, 2019
While Google investigates the outage, it appears that the various Google Calendar apps still seem to be working fine, allowing you to view your calendar events and create new ones without issue. This is, of course, not a perfect solution, but it should at least get your day back on track.
Is the Google Calendar outage affecting your workflow today? Let us know in the comments.