Google Contacts

How to merge duplicate contacts with the new version of Google Contacts

Google seems to be busy all the time even though we do not hear from them. When you are not buying companies, it is doing research on the most varied, and it is when not looking to improve their applications and services that we suffered their users can enjoy it all.

One of the applications that an improvement is needed contacts Google, which was lack of organization and suited a little facelift. Those in Mountain View have put their hands to work and, at least for the web version, have changed the visual aspect and have made it much easier to avoid annoying duplicate contacts.

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A small facelift that comes in handy

Although only a preview, we can see on the website Google contacts aesthetic changes that have since also provide us use. This “update” web of contacts Google may sound rather we aesthetics that have some of the applications of the big G in our smartphones.

We can notice that, if we consult our contact list, it will be possible to do scroll instead of having to go of page, which will expedite the navigation to us. We will also see the arrival of the cards, giving the feeling that the space on our computer screen is better utilized.

In addition, these cards show all the data you entered manually in each contact, as well as the different interactions you’ve had with it, whether calls, e-mails or events. What is not as well used as before are the columns of contacts, where disappears that previously showed the different groups you had.

The interface, in short, has been left with a cleaner visual appearance, with better organized and localized options. But perhaps that cleaning makes that have lost some things that can be useful to have at hand.

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Get rid of duplicate contacts easily

One of the most annoying and mysterious things in our contact list is when it appears two or more times. In our smartphones we always try to join or erase those that are repeated, but besides spending more time than we want, it does not always work.

To get rid of that nightmare, in the Google Contacts web, simply select ‘Duplicates’ in the left column and you will see all those contacts that you have, at least, twice repeated. You can select those cards that are duplicate contacts; you click on ‘Combine’ and voila, that simple.

Then you can click on ‘View’ and see that, indeed, all the information that was in the two cards is now united in only one of them. Are you one of those who often have duplicate contacts or have you never experienced such a nightmare?