Mar 03 AT 5:50 PM Alex Wagner 9 Comments

Google Contacts has gotten a big update and you can try it now

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Ever been using Google Contacts and thought to yourself that it was a pain? If so, Google head your thoughts and it’s responded.

Google Contacts is receiving a massive update that includes a Material Design makeover and a few big changes. In addition to the card-style design and floating action button, users can now more easily merge duplicates, have their contacts updated automatically based on their friends’ Google profile info, and see your recent emails and meetings with a contact when viewing his or her information.

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Perhaps the best news about today’s update is that you can try it out right now. You can visit contacts.google.com/preview and begin using all of the new features, and after messing around with it a bit, the changes do seem pretty great. I had more than 100 duplicates in my Google Contacts and after merging a few manually, I clicked “Merge All” and everything was taken care of.

What do you think of this new-look Google Contacts?

Source: Official Gmail Blog

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  • Bart

    I saw one update (or at least I’d never seen it before) on my phone. I went to add a 2nd phone on a contact and was prompted which was to be the default number.

  • Brian Handly

    I’m appreciate the consolidate duplicates is good.

    However I could not find how to switch from First name Last name to Last name, First name.

    Suggestions?

  • Steven Ammerlaan

    Looks good, too bad that the url does not work in the Netherlands.. Any suggestions?

  • SGB101

    Duplicates is far the best bit. Sorted mine out in about 30 seconds, there was about 50.

    Nice

  • Doug

    did not work for me

  • Debbie Marshall

    Opened my contacts and needed to send out info to a mailing and ALL MY CONTACT INFO IS MISSING!!!!!!! GIVE IT BACK TO ME NOW – I MUST HAVE IT!!!!!!!

  • Debbie Marshall

    HELP! ALL MY CONTACT INFO IS NOW MISSING AND I NEED IT NOW FOR WORK!!!!!
    Yes, I can see the names of my Groups, but there is no info on the list.

    HOW CAN I REVERT BACK TO YESTERDAYS’ DISPLAY? NEED IT NOW!!!

  • ellett

    Debbie, under the More drop-down to the left, there is an option to “Leave the Contacts preview”.

    Please select “Send feedback” to let the developers know, and then leave the preview. The “classic” view is untouched and you can switch back and forth as you desire.

  • ellett

    I like the look, but until they add back the option to sort by last name, first name this is useless. Hopefully we will see “fast and furious” updates.