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During routine maintenance, a number of users were signed-out from their Google accounts. If you were affected, please sign back in using your usual username and password at https://accounts.google.com. If you can’t remember your password or can’t sign in for another reason, recover your account password here.

I'm getting a Contacts error

"Gmail is temporarily unable to access your contacts"

Try again in a few minutes while we work to fix the problem.

While we're fixing it, you can still email people in Gmail by typing their full email address.

"Can't update contact"

If you get this error, you might be trying to save too many contacts or too much info for one contact.

You can't save more than:

  • 25,000 contacts (or 20 MB, photos not included).
  • 128 KB per contact
  • 1,024 characters in a contact field (except "Notes")

What you can do

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