Gmail Bug Causes iOS Users to Accidentally Delete Important Messages

The search giant says this issue is now fixed as iOS update rolls out

Google is sending out notices to iOS customers informing them that a bug may have caused them to delete important messages. A new version of the iOS Gmail app is also rolling out today.

Titled “Important Notice,” Google’s memo states that “You may have been impacted by a recent issue in Gmail that inadvertently caused some actions (e.g. delete, report spam) taken while viewing a message to be applied to a different message.”

The search giant promises that the issue (which occurred between January 15 and January 22) is all patched up, but outlines that users should still check their Trash and Spam folders before February 14, 2014, “for any items you did not intend to delete or mark as spam and move them back to your inbox.”

A new version of the iOS Gmail client is also rolling out today, featuring iOS 7 graphics and new functions for iPad customers.

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