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Users report Google Calendar bug creating random, fake events

Many users have reported an odd glitch within the Google Calendar mobile app over the previous few days. The app appears to be creating random non-existent all-day events based on the content of users’ Gmail messages.

As 9to5Google (which reported on the news earlier today) notes, various forms of emails including delivery notifications, purchase confirmations and newsletters seem to seem as all-day events on the calendar. A bit Edge employees who use the Google calendar app are experiencing this glitch. “It’s like finding land mines on my calendar,” complained one author (whose calendar is screenshotted below).

Google has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Screenshot of the Google Calendar app in dark mode.  December 23 includes four all-day events titled Your Epic Games Receipt, one titled Your UPS Package Has Been Delivered, and one titled UPS: Get Your Package Ready.

If you’re facing this problem and need it to stop, the best solution straight away is to go to your Google Calendar settings and disable “Show Gmail Events”. Overall, it is also an honest thing to do when you don’t desire spam invitations to seem in your calendar.

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