A Bug Has Hit Gmail ‘Auto-Complete’ Feature Leading To Users Sending Emails To Unintended Contacts
If you are one of the millions of Gmail users, then you must be aware of the ‘auto-complete’ feature that allows users automatically to insert the names and email addresses of the people they frequently email. This is found in the ‘To’ field where the email’s recipient information is entered.
Complaint reports have been surfacing throughout the internet of people complaining that they are receiving emails that are clearly not intended for them. It appears that the ‘auto-complete’ feature has been affected by a bug leading to the prioritization of less frequently emailed contacts. Users have taken to social media to air their complaint prompting Google to respond.
We’re aware of an issue with Gmail and auto-complete and are currently investigating. Apologies for any inconvenience.
— Gmail (@gmail) February 23, 2015
Thanks again for your patience everyone re: Gmail and auto-complete. We’ve identified the issue and are working on a fix. Stay tuned.
— Gmail (@gmail) February 24, 2015