Many users have reported that they have been experiencing a strange error in the Google Calendar mobile app for the past few days. The app appears to be generating random, non-existent day-long events based on the content of users’ Gmail messages.
Ass 9to5Google (who broke the news earlier today) notes, various emails including shipping notifications, purchase receipts, and newsletters appear to appear as calendar events throughout the day. some the edge Employees using the Google Calendar app are experiencing this error. “It’s like finding pain in my calendar,” complained one writer (whose calendar is screenshotted below).
Google has not yet responded to a request for comment.
If you’re experiencing this problem and want to stop it, the easiest solution for now is to go into your Google Calendar settings and turn off “Show events from Gmail”. This is also a decent thing if you generally want to keep spam invites out of your calendar.