These Are the 6 Features Google Contacts Gets With New Update

Google Contacts app is getting new features in its latest version 2.2 update on Android, which includes several changes related to how you view and manage your contacts.

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“We hope these changes make managing your contacts simpler and more efficient,” Google wrote in a blog post.

Changes to Contact View

Larger Photos

One of the popular requests from users, large photos as contact pictures are back that’ll make for a ‘more vibrant contact photo‘.

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Revamped Action Buttons

Action buttons under photos have been updated as well. Following the update, you’ll see new buttons to voice or video call, text and email that contact.

If there is a street address assigned to the contact, then a ‘Directions’ button will also appear.

Directory Card

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Directory card under a contact will show you their job title, work phone number, manager name, and office location.


Suggested Contacts


The app will now also show you suggestions to add contacts to your phonebook that you frequently communicate with. These contact suggestions will appear under ‘Add people you contact often’ summary card.

Merge Duplicate Contacts


This suggestion view will help you clean up your phonebook as it will give you suggestions about individual contacts which might be duplicated. You can merge them separately or all at once.

Customized ‘Contacts’ View

Users can now label their contacts, which will then appear under separate lists in the phonebook, with the ‘customized contacts view’ feature.

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This can be accessed via a new menu item in the main list screen called ‘customize view’. The feature was previously available for ‘All contacts’ list view but now has been rolled for individual accounts as well.

Last updated on 02 February, 2022

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