Yesterday, Google Calendar was down for nearly three hours around the world. Calendar users that were trying to access the service faced a 404 error message through their browsers from around 10 AM ET to 12:40 PM ET.
Google updated the service details stating, “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.”
During this outage, Google services including Gmail and Google Maps appeared to be unaffected but Hangouts Meet reportedly experienced some issues.
Meanwhile, when Calendar was down, a lot of them expressed their concerns via tweets. Here are a few of the reactions:
* Google calendar goes down *
Project managers everywhere pic.twitter.com/yLRdOnIt0j
— Gary (@BestGaryEver) June 18, 2019
— RepliesInGifs (@falcons3040) June 19, 2019
Everyone whose life depends on Google Calendar today pic.twitter.com/aheWRrJYd5
— Ola King (@ola11king) June 18, 2019
When google calendar crashes at the office pic.twitter.com/lhhlUCu8Fr
— Jace Goodwin (@thejacegoodwin) June 18, 2019
— Christina Nicholson (@ChristinaAllDay) June 18, 2019
Few others were irritated, a user commented on HackerNews, “I guess it’s time for all the Google engineers to put their LeetCode skills to the test.” People were also expecting the response to be quicker from the company. Another comment reads, “Over an hour into the outage, still no word at all from Google on the status page apart from -We’re investigating.”
Such outages have been happening every now and then; earlier this month, Google Cloud suffered a major outage that took down a number of Google services including YouTube, GSuite, Gmail, etc. This outage had also affected the services that were dependent on Google including Nest, Discord, Snapchat, Shopify and more.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Security News – Packt Hub authored by Amrata Joshi. Read the original post at: https://hub.packtpub.com/google-calendar-was-down-for-nearly-three-hours-after-a-major-outage/