Google Calendar was hit by a global outage for several hours on Tuesday.

The popular scheduling service started having issues around 10:00 a.m. (ET), preventing many in the US, UK, Europe and Japan from accessing the site. 

Instead of the site loading, users were often hit with an ‘Error 404’ message. 

Google was able to resolve the service issues by about 1:30 p.m. (ET).  

The popular scheduling service started having issues around 10:00 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday morning, preventing many in the US, UK, Europe and Japan from accessing the site

The popular scheduling service started having issues around 10:00 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday morning, preventing many in the US, UK, Europe and Japan from accessing the site

A notice published to Google’s G Suite Status Dashboard showed the issue had been resolved. 

‘The problem with Google Calendar should be resolved,’ the notice stated. 

‘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.’

Previously, Google said it was investigating the source of the outage.  

‘We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Calendar,’ the message read. 

‘We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar.’  

In response to a request for comment, Google directed Dailymail.com to the company’s G Suite dashboard.   

None of Google’s other services, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts and others, appear to be affected by the Google Calendar outage. 

Ironically, Google Calendar went down just about an hour after Google’s G Suite Twitter account published a tweet about how the app makes scheduling simpler. 

Ironically, Google Calendar went down just about an hour after Google's G Suite Twitter account published a tweet about how the app makes scheduling simpler

Ironically, Google Calendar went down just about an hour after Google’s G Suite Twitter account published a tweet about how the app makes scheduling simpler

Google's G Suite Status Dashboard had been updated to reflect issues with Calendar. None of Google's other services, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts were affected

Google’s G Suite Status Dashboard had been updated to reflect issues with Calendar. None of Google’s other services, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts were affected

‘If simpler = 404 error, then yeah, sure,’ one user quipped in a reply to the tweet. 

The service issues appear to have primarily hit users in the US, UK, parts of Europe, Japan and some areas in South America, according to Down Detector

As of 10:30 a.m. (ET), nearly 4,400 reports had been submitted from users affected by the outage. 

Users said they had issues accessing the Google Calendar desktop version, but were still able to open the app.  

Some users took to Twitter to express their frustration about the outage, though many joked that it meant they had a brief respite from the workday. 

‘Google calendar is down so legally time doesn’t exist anymore,’ one user wrote in a tweet.  

Another said: ‘Google Calendar is down. Nothing is scheduled. Go outside.’ 

The issue follows a similar outage earlier this month that caused many of Google’s G Suite services to crash. 

On June 2nd, YouTube, G Suite and Gmail were disrupted as a result of ‘high levels of network congestion’ that left them down for several hours. 

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Sites that rely on Google’s cloud computing infrastructure were also affected by the outage, such as Snapchat, Discord, Shopify and Apple’s iCloud storage service, which resulted in some slowdowns to iMessage, iMail, Photos and Documents in the Cloud. 



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