Gmail Turns Addresses And Phone Numbers Into Links In The New Update

Gmail now identifies contacts and numbers in emails turns them into hyperlinks for more functionality

Gmail now identifies contacts and numbers in emails turns them into hyperlinks for more functionality

However, a click on phone number will begin a call with the help of phone's default app.

Gmail is about to get a lot more intuitive about addresses and phone numbers.

The update has started rolling out, and is available for users on Android, iOS, as well as the the web client.

Google is making a seemingly obvious improvement to Gmail that will make it easier to handle addresses, phone numbers and contact information in email. This otherwise requires you to specifically copy the phone number and pasting it in the phone app to make a call.

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If you've ever received an email with an address, phone number or contact information, it can be pretty annoying to have to copy and move information out of Gmail or Inbox, especially if you have a slower device. So now if someone sends you an address, you can click/tap on it and it will take you to the Google Map.

One of the most annoying things about Gmail for many users has been its inability to hyperlink addresses ad phone numbers. This new update is launching to both Rapid and Scheduled release over teh next few days and will be available in all G Suite editions. But now finally Google came up with this added feature today.

What'll be interesting to see is how Google handles the address link. The post explains that the full rollout will take 1 to 3 days for feature visibility and that all end users will eventually be impacted. If a user clicks on a link that Google thinks is unsafe, it will show a web page saying "The site you are trying to open has been identified as a forgery created to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information".

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