The bug affected users on several platforms and has since been fixed
A bug has recently affected Gmail users, causing them to accidentally delete emails, Google reveals via an apology displayed to some users.“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 issue occurred between January 15 and January 22 and is now fixed,” the message sent out by Google reads.
The company encourages users to check their Trash and Spam folders before February 14, 2014 for any items that may have ended up in there accidentally.
The issue affected Gmail users on several platforms, including iOS, mobile browsers and the offline version of Gmail.
Last week, Gmail and several other Google services suffered some downtime. The outage lasted about 25 minutes and affected about 10 percent of users.