Google Updates Gmail Contacts Manager

Today Google announced an update to the contacts manager in Gmail. Photo by gaharoni


The Official Gmail Blog had this to say:

We're constantly reviewing user feedback about Gmail, and for a while now the number one request has been for a better contacts experience. You’ve asked us to generally make Contacts easier to use, as well as for specific improvements like sorting by last name, keyboard shortcuts, and custom labels for phone numbers. So, by popular request, we're happy to announce that an overhauled version of Gmail Contacts will be rolling out today.


The best part is that Google says that Contacts now works more like the rest of Gmail. Well thanks Google – are we sure Gmail is out of beta yet? Don’t get me wrong, I love Gmail, but the contacts manager was a royal pain at times. So it's good to see that Google listened to their user’s feedback and resolved some issues with Contacts.


Google added some features based on feedback and requests:

  • Keyboard shortcuts (go to Contacts and hit "?" for the full list)
  • Sort by last name (look under "More actions")
  • Custom labels for phone numbers and other fields
  • The ability to undo changes you've just made
  • Automatic saving
  • Structured name fields, so you can adjust titles, suffixes, and other name components
  • A bigger, more prominent notes field


How does this affect you?

Well if you use Gmail, this is great news. Your life just got a little bit easier in respect to Gmail. From the image above you can see it looks much cleaner and is better organized.


Do you use Gmail? If so, do you like this update to the Contact Manager? Let me know in the comments!


Read the full post at The Official Gmail Blog.

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