Google Contacts API Deprecated

Bug #1952107 reported by Yeshayohu Zirkind
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)
evolution-data-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

* Impact
The google contacts integration with the GNOME component will stop working since it relies on an API which is going to be shutdown

* Testcase
- use evolution
- add a google account
- go the contacts section

The contacts stored on the google account should be listed, no error should be displayed

* Regression potential
The patch changes the google contact backend so any potential issue is likely to be with contacts integration.


I opened Evolution today and a red banner appeared on top with the following message:

> Failed to connect address book “<email address hidden> : Contacts”

> Invalid request URI or header, or unsupported nonstandard parameter: Contacts API is being deprecated. Migrate to People API to retain programmatic access to Google Contacts. See

I found the upstream bug report for this[0], which references the commit[1] that fixes it.
However, that commit is in release 3.42.0, whereas Ubuntu 21.10 currently has 3.40.4-1. Is it possible to backport this commit so that Evolution will continue to work properly?


Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in evolution-data-server (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue is fixed with 3.42 in the current Ubuntu serie, I'm working on backporting the change to impish, later series will also need to be fixed

description: updated
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution-data-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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