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Growth spurt pushes Google Contacts to 1 billion installs in the Play Store

Growth spurt pushes Google Contacts to 1 billion installs in the Play Store

The days of holding onto business cards or flipping through a phone book are long gone. Thanks to our modern smartphones, managing contacts across all of your various devices is super easy. There's no better app on Android for this than Google Contacts, which saves every phone number and email address on your phone and syncs them with your entire account. Less than a year after surpassing the 500 million mark, Contacts has joined the 1 billion installs club on the Play Store.

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Google Contacts brings its trash folder to Android

Google Contacts brings its trash folder to Android

Some of us are better at keeping our contacts list neat and tidy than others (yes, I do still have the numbers of all those old high school friends I haven't seen in years). Clearing outdated entries is an excellent habit to develop, but no one wants to delete vital information accidentally. That's why Google added a trash folder to Contacts on the web last year, a helpful tool only held back by its missing mobile support. At least, it was missing, as it seems the Contacts app has picked up the feature relatively recently.

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Gmail is getting a Contacts side panel

Gmail is getting a Contacts side panel

Gmail's right sidebar makes it easy to access information at a glance. You can view your calendar, your tasks, or your notes right next to your emails, allowing you to cross-reference information and avoid appointment conflicts. And now Google has announced a new addition to the sidebar: Contacts. Once it rolls out to you over the next two weeks, you'll be able to view all of a contact's details neatly organized next to their messages.

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Google Voice finally recognizes vCard contact attachments

Google Voice finally recognizes vCard contact attachments

Google Voice's latest update brings a mundane yet important feature if you're still shooting SMS with a ton of people: the ability to accept vCard attachments for instant contact registration.

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Google Contacts gets new indicator for emergency contacts on Pixel phones

Google Contacts gets new indicator for emergency contacts on Pixel phones

You may not know this, but many phones let you add information about yourself that's accessible even when the phone is locked — the idea is to help first responders help you in an emergency even if you can't talk to them. On Pixel phones, Google Contacts now highlights which of your contacts will be shown in that emergency information.

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Google Pay Send mysteriously returns to Contacts, but is still unavailable in Assistant, Gmail, and Messages

Google Pay Send mysteriously returns to Contacts, but is still unavailable in Assistant, Gmail, and Messages

It looks like Google is silently removing the option to send peer-to-peer transactions via Google Pay Send from its apps in the US. This follows the complete shutdown of the P2P service in the UK. For two of our tipsters, the option to send and receive money from friends via the Messages app has been missing for a few days, and now a Google support page has surfaced that confirms that the functionality is being stripped from the Assistant, Gmail, and Contacts, but it has returned to the latter mysteriously.

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Google Contacts can now back up and sync contacts saved to your phone's internal storage

Google Contacts can now back up and sync contacts saved to your phone's internal storage

Google Contacts is particularly useful if you want to sync your contacts to your Google account and ensure you never lose them, but until now it hasn't been able to back up information stored on a phone's internal storage. On many Android phones, this is where details end up being stored thanks to alternative apps included by OEMs, so Google has now added a feature that will capture these contacts.

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Google Contacts for web adds back the ability to create multiple contacts

Google Contacts for web adds back the ability to create multiple contacts

Last year, Google finished its slow rollout of the newly Material-themed web interface for Contacts. While the visual upgrade was inarguably prettier, it ended up losing a pretty handy feature: the ability to add multiple names and/or email addresses at once. Fortunately, the feature recently reappeared, and you're now able to create multiple contacts, choose a label for them, or import them from a CSV or vCard file.

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Personal results in the Google app are all but gone

Personal results in the Google app are all but gone

Google holds an astonishing amount of your personal data, and until recently, the company helped you easily access some of it through its Search app on Android. You could use the preinstalled search engine to find text messages, contacts, calendar events, email conversations, your web history, and more. The functionality even integrated with some third-party apps such as Todoist. However, it looks like the personal search results are now all but gone from the Google app.

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