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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 is already getting its Material You UI makeover

Google Contacts is already getting its Material You UI makeover

We're still a beta or so away from a stable build of Android 12 becoming available to the public, but that doesn't mean we haven't already seen some ripple effects from its upcoming makeover. A few apps, like Chrome and Camera, have already received minor Material You touch-ups, and today, it's Contacts' turn. A new update to the app brings along some automatic themes, but you can take advantage of some of its fresh look even if you're running Android 11.

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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 Clearing outdated entries is an excellent habit to develop, but no one wants to delete vital information accidentally.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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Google Contacts passes 500 million installs on Play Store

Google Contacts passes 500 million installs on Play Store

Google added its Contact and Phones apps to the Play Store in December 2015, so they could receive updates outside of full system upgrades. That allows the Contacts app to be installed on devices that shipped with a different contact picker, helping push it over the 500 million installs mark to join YouTube GO, Android Auto, and Google Files.

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Google Contacts site picks up Trash feature in case you accidentally delete a contact

Google Contacts site picks up Trash feature in case you accidentally delete a contact

The Google Contacts site is picking up a new feature: Trash. No, we're not saying Google Contacts is garbage, we mean Trash as in a trashcan, like a place deleted stuff goes to before it's actually thrown away. Google Contacts's new Trash feature will store ostensibly deleted contacts for 30 days before it truly gets rid of them, giving you a grace period to recover them should it happen accidentally. However, the feature is web-only for now.

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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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How to restore deleted contacts in Google Contacts

How to restore deleted contacts in Google Contacts

You may know the dread of checking your contacts only to find that some (or all) of them have been deleted. And it’s a real pain to try to piece that information back together. Fortunately for those who use Google Contacts, all hope is not lost. You can, in fact, restore your contacts within 30 days of losing them. The downside is that the process is pretty ham-fisted, devoid of details such as which contacts are actually missing.

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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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