Google Calendar Goes Down, Twitter Users Declare Tuesday Canceled

Google Calendar went down on Tuesday, leaving millions of users across the globe completely lost, unaware of where they were supposed to be and what time they were supposed to be there. Without access to Google Calendar, people were unable to keep track of appointments, alerts and reminders scheduled for the day, causing plenty of folks on Twitter to deem Tuesday canceled.

When using the Google Calendar on a web browser, users were directed to a 404 error message that read, "Not Found." However, the Google Calendar app seemed to work for some users.

Google Calendar Goes Down, Befuddled Twitter Users Declare Tuesday Cancelled
A smart phone with the icons for the Google Calendar app is seen on the screen in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on July 31, 2018. S3studio/Getty Images

In a statement on Google's dashboard, the tech company noted it was aware of the service interruption. "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," the message read.

The incident was marked as a mere service disruption rather than a complete outage. Google appeared to have caught wind of the issue at 10:22 a.m. ET on Monday, although users first made mention Google Calendar being down around 10:05 a.m. ET.

google calendar is down, time no longer exists, you're free

— thomas barnes (@thmsbrns) June 18, 2019

As Google worked to fix the issue, hundreds of people took to social media to complain, while others suggested the error meant all their scheduled activities were now canceled. Without access to their to-do lists, some people figured the service disruption called for an opportunity to do nothing at all. Then there were those who weren't privy to any schedule interruptions, thanks to using old-school hand-written planners to help keep track of their calendars.

While one Twitter user thought Google Calendar's disruption marked a good moment to "leave work and have a few margaritas," the odds of the error lasting long are likely slim, considering how quickly the company has fixed service interruptions on Google extension before.

Google Calendar is down so you might as well leave work and have a few margaritas

— FutureShift (@futureshift) June 18, 2019

Earlier in the month, Google suffered a number of outages within its Cloud Platform, which resulted in millions of users in the U.S. unable to access several Google services as well as third-party applications. Google services like YouTube, Gmail, Drive, Docs, hangouts and Voice were inactive during an outage on June 2 and other apps like Snapchat, Discord, Vimeo and other Google Cloud-supported entities also experienced interruptions.

Google was able to fix the issue within a few hours and said it would conduct an internal investigation in attempts to prevent future severe outages.

See a few reactions to Google Calendar's service interruption on Tuesday below.

So, if Google Calendar goes down, the one thing that tells me what to do and when to do it, does that mean I get the day off?#google #googlecalendar

— Christina Nicholson (@ChristinaAllDay) June 18, 2019

Google Calendar is down and I don't know where I am or where I'm supposed to be.

— Melanie Crissey (@MelanieCrissey) June 18, 2019

People make endless fun of me because I have an old school paper date book and I write everything down but now your precious Google Calendar is on the fritz and THIS OLD LADY IS STAYING ON SCHEDULE TODAY HAHA SUCKERS

— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) June 18, 2019

When Google Calendar down #googlecalendardown

— Jake McGraw 🇺🇸 (@jakemcgraw) June 18, 2019

So... Google Calendar is down. Take the day off.

— Chris Cannon (@colourfulchris) June 18, 2019

I heard Google Calendar is down. Shout out to my fellow paper calendar people! We were right.

— David Harris (@DavidHarrisLive) June 18, 2019