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Google Announces Simplified Gmail Contacts Today

In a new blog post, Google announces that an overhauled version of Gmail Contacts will be rolling out today due to feedback from Gmail users, Google wants Gmail users to feel more comfortable with using contacts so it added a group of features to Gmail, including Keyboard shortcuts which help people a lot and other new features shown below,

  • 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

Here’s the first part from Gmail blog post,

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.

Also, the layout is much improved. The new Gmail contacts is available for some users and will be available to all users lately today!