Gmail autocomplete bug gives the wrong addresses

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Gmail autocomplete bug gives the wrong addresses
Gmail is working on a fix for the issue of the autocomplete function yielding the wrong recipient addresses

MANILA, Philippines – If you’re a Gmail user and have typed in the name of a person you frequently connect with, you may be in for a surprise following a recently discovered issue in the email service’s autocomplete function.

TechCrunch reported Tuesday, February 24, that power users who relied on the autocomplete function to pick the right recipient ended up getting the wrong names. It made sending emails slightly more difficult for people accustomed to the function.



Gmail’s Twitter account responded to the social media chatter, saying that they had investigated and found the bug, and were working on a fix for the issue.


 

Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

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