Gmail Update: Automatically Detects And Converts Addresses, Contact Info Into Links

Responding to the growing use of its mobile phone app, Gmail has been offering a variation of new features lately including Smart Replies, meant exclusively for the mobile users. However, in a latest development, Gmail has announced that it will now start to automatically detect and convert the addresses, phone numbers and contact information of the users into the links.

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G Suite team blog has put forth in a post:

“Gmail users often exchange information like addresses and phone numbers with each other to set up meetings, introduce colleagues and plan events. Precious time can be lost by having to copy and paste this information from an email into other apps and websites, so we wanted to provide a better way to perform these tasks that also saves time”

How does it work?

This new feature will be available to all the Android, iOS and the web users in the next couple of days. It is relevant to mention that every other primary email client is in one way or the other, familiar with this feature and has it in his kitty.

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If a user clicks on an address link, he will be enrouted to Google Maps. In addition, if a user clicks on an email address then the link will take him to a new page which will essentially be composing a new email. At the end, if a user will tap on a phone number while using a mobile device, the link will project the contact number of the client and will start a call request. This not only makes it functionally convenient, but also makes the exchange of information aesthetically pleasing.

The feature is expected to be available to all the users within the next two days.

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