Google had recently released the Duo app to the Google Play Store, a video chatting app the company had announced back during the Google I/O earlier this year. The Google Allo app is expected to arrive soon as well, and the company had recently updated the Hangouts app for Android. That being said, Google has now started rolling out a new update for their Contacts app which comes pre-installed on the company’s Nexus devices, read on.
The Google Contacts app v1.5 is now out, and it brings quite a few new features. Now, the Google Contacts app has always been quite functional, but it wasn’t as feature-packed as some of us would have liked, and Google has just made a step forward in the right direction. As some of you might know, there are two tabs (Favorites and All) available in the current Google Contacts app, well, in Google Contacts v1.5, you’ll get a whole hamburger menu on the left. The company has included quite a few features in that hamburger menu, so let’s see what’s new. The first option you’ll see once you open the hamburger menu is ‘Contacts’, which is essentially your default view once you fire up this application. Now, below ‘Contacts’, lies our first new feature, ‘Duplicates’. Once you hit this option, the app will sort out duplicate contacts you have saved, and will give you the option to delete one of the two, or merge them (you’ll also be able to dismiss contacts if they’re not duplicates though, of course), which is something you were not able to do from your smartphone until now (at least not through Google’s official app).
Moving on, below the ‘Duplicates’ option, you’ll get to see that Google included labels here, which is also something that is welcomed, especially for those of you who like to keep things extremely organized. You can now also switch between your Google accounts within Google Contacts app, which is quite convenient. And last, but not least, the ‘Settings’ menu has been moved to the bottom of the hamburger menu in Google Contacts v1.5, though there are still the same options available once you tap on it. As you can see, Google has included a number of new features with this update, and those of you who use Google’s Contacts app, and cannot wait to get this update, feel free to manually download and install it, just follow the link down below.