Gmail Will Now Turn Phone Num­bers and Address­es Into Links

Krishanu Dutta

Google has introduced an update for Gmail that gives its mail apps the ability to turn addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses into links.

This makes life easier for someone who has faced a great deal of difficulty in calling or copying an email id from a received email when it’s urgent.

A Welcome Move by Gmail

Now, you would just have to click on addresses to find them on Google Maps, tap on email addresses to automatically open the compose window, or tap on phone numbers to start a call request.

It’s about time Google introduced this update as other email apps had already begun making contact details easier to click and use.

Gmail Link Update
Source: GSuite

You might’ve been in a situation when you are at an outstation airport terminal or a train station and you need to call your driver or a fellow traveler by pulling out his or her number from an email, or you have to book a cab to an address.

Before this update, you’d have to copy the phone number to the dialing screen and call or paste the address on Google Maps. This would take some precious seconds away from you and hamper your productivity.

Moreover, the rush to copy and paste numbers and addresses in times of urgency increases the chance of dialing a wrong number or sending a misdirected message, or worse, putting in a wrong location in the cab-hailing app.

The new Gmail update will turn all phone numbers, addresses, and email ids into links whether you’re using Android and iOS on a phone or a Windows or a Mac PC. Of course, you cannot make a call on the PC but you can you can launch Google Maps and compose a new email with just a click. However, this update is not available in India yet.

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A proud grammar Nazi, Krishanu swears by his love of books and football. A black coffee-addict, he keeps his sugar intake low and the quality of tech content high.