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Google Calendar outage leaves millions in the dark

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Google platform users are undoubtedly frustrated this morning, as they are subject to yet another outage. This time, those trying to access their personal or work calendars are being met with a 404 error notice. Today's outage is affecting the United States, the United Kingdom, and most of Europe.   

This is the third Google platform outage in the past 2 weeks. According to Deadline, Gmail was down for 4 hours on June 2nd, and just yesterday, Gmail experienced additional issues for a large chunk of the day. Thousands of corporations, businesses, and individuals rely on Gmail and Google Calendars in their day-to-day, and these service disruptions have made the past couple of weeks difficult for them to operate. 

The impact has been so great that #GoogleCalendar is now trending on Twitter.  

Ironically, today's issues started just one hour after G Suite posted a Twitter update praising the service.  

The June 2nd outage was acknowledged by Google. In a statement, the company blamed "high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA." It also affected popular services YouTube and Snapchat. The company also apologized for Monday's issues.

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.

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The company confirmed today's issues when Business Insider reached out for comment and assured that it is working on a fix. 

On its website, Google also wrote at 10:22AM ET , "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."

So far, there is no word on when that fix will come or what is causing the issue. In the meantime, we can imagine that this Tuesday morning, many employees are struggling to remember what meetings they are supposed to be in, and where. However, the mobile app seems to be working. If you're really lost, download the app and you should be able to get on with your day with a hitch. 

We will update this post as soon as more information becomes available.  

Update: As of 12:40PM ET, a status message on G Suite reads, “We expect to resolve the problem affecting a majority of users of Google Calendar at 6/18/19, 1:40 PM. Please note that this time frame is an estimate and may change. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar."