O google calendar is one of the simplest and most useful tools alongside Google Clock itself. However, imagine the following situation. They pick up their smartphone and are faced with an event in the app that they have no memory of having created. The fault, apparently, is the app itself and Gmail.
Unfortunately, this is precisely what has happened to some users over the past few days. Although they haven’t created an event on the calendar either, the application has used access to Gmail mail to create new events at the user’s discretion.
Random events on Google Calendar? It’s Gmail’s fault
The result? Notifications of events created until the end of the year, for example, without the user having given an order to do so. Apparently, this anomalous situation is related to a bug in the Google Calendar, which, when detecting dates and potential appointments in the Gmail email, automatically generates events in your calendar.
These are false events, or at least devoid of purpose since the user was neither found nor found at their creation, thus being empty of purpose. The problem will actually be related to the display of dates in Gmail mail.
Random events created by the Google Calendar app
The problem was first exposed by the Twitter user (@CESthephens) demonstrating his distaste for a calendar full of fictional events. According to the source, the events were created based on the dates of events present in informational mail such as newsletters and other types of advertising material.
In addition, the problem seems to affect mainly Android smartphones, implying that the problem lies in the Calendar and Gmail Android application. Reportedly, when receiving a certain type of content in Gmail, the detected events are transplanted to Calendar, just like that.
Naturally, as the 9to5Google publication also advances, the bug is frustrating users. In many cases, people end up having their calendar full of events taking up the whole day based on marketing material received in the email.
It should also be noted that the Google Calendar application sends notifications alerting the respective user of the date of the event. Under normal conditions these alerts are welcome, but not in the case of events generated almost randomly by the app.
No definitive solution currently available for the meaningless events
However, if you are suffering from this same symptom, you can disable events via Gmail. To do so, simply access the Google Calendar settings, access the Gmail Events section and uncheck the option “Show events automatically created by Gmail on my calendar”.
Google is aware of what happened and should provide a bug fix in the near future. Until then, you can remedy the situation by disabling the above option.
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