If you’re one of the most productive Gmail users who doesn’t take as much time while sending emails, you might wanna tread lightly while using Gmail today. Google’s email client has caught a bug which is causing the contacts of people you talk quite infrequently to placed prominently in auto-suggestions. Also Read - How to recall emails in Gmail and Outlook
To ensure you don’t send an email to the wrong person, you will want to double check the “To” field while sending away the next email. The autosuggest feature is causing many users to see emails to people they don’t talk to placed above the people they do. Also Read - Gmail with Google Chat, Rooms now available for free accounts: Here's how to activate
The bug seems to be affecting only the web version of Gmail. In our brief testing, we found both the web and mobile client of the email service work seamlessly without a fail. The bug, however, seems to be affecting quite a many users. Also Read - Gmail for G Suite now adds chat and video calling feature to take on Microsoft and Slack
“We’re aware of an issue with Gmail and auto-complete and are currently investigating. Apologies for any inconvenience,” the company noted on Twitter.
The incipient malevolent human-murdering AI inside GMail just autocompleted an address I’ve emailed once over one I’ve emailed 10,000 times.
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 22, 2015
has anyone else noticed that the autocomplete for addresses in gmail has gotten horrendously bad recently?
— Sam Altman (@sama) February 23, 2015
— Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) February 23, 2015
Gmail autocomplete fails today? It’s serving up least used rather than most used as suggestions. Already emailed the wrong people twice.
— Chloe Albanesius (@ChloeAlbanesius) February 23, 2015
Gmail address autocomplete is totally whacked out. I keep emailing the wrong Amanda when I want to email my assistant! How to fix?!?
— Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) February 23, 2015
Hey @gmail PLEASE fix autocomplete for email addresses ASAP. This is causing so much inefficiency and errors when composing emails to ppl.
— Josh Kelley (@ImSeekingOrion) February 23, 2015
This Gmail email address autocomplete bug is killing me. Is Google’s new social strategy to have me email people I don’t remember?
— Ryan Singel (@rsingel) February 23, 2015
We’re aware of an issue with Gmail and auto-complete and are currently investigating. Apologies for any inconvenience.
— Gmail (@gmail) February 23, 2015