Google Calendar Goes Down and Netizens Declare End of the World

  • Company is looking into the issue and will provide update
  • Millions use the service to keep track of their daily lives

Google’s calendar is temporarily unavailable to users around the world, an event that lit up social media as people addicted to the service bemoaned the impact on their work and personal lives. Some even called it a harbinger of the apocalypse.

The service interruption Thursday morning means that some Google Calendar users have lost access to their daily schedules, many of whom use the service to store information about where they should be and what they should be doing at every hour of the day. Users are instead redirected to a page indicating that there’s a server error. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is looking into the issue and will provide an update on when the service will be restored by 11:30 a.m. Thursday in New York, according to the publicly available status website. It’s not clear how many users have been impacted.

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