The Google Contacts app has numerous options that you may not even know about.
If there is something that has accompanied us since those first mobile phones, it is the contact book. And most of us who have Android phones usually use the app Google Contacts. The same contacts that we save in it will also be the ones that we later find in WhatsApp or Telegram, so we will end up using it practically daily. But despite this, many of us do not know this application in depth. And I’m sure there are plenty of options you haven’t even heard of. Therefore, we are going to review some tricks that can be very useful to us.
Check recent interactions
Many users do not know that Google Contacts, in addition to having the mobile app, also has a web version. And in it we can select any of our contacts and see what the latest interactions that we have had with them, from the last calls to the last emails that we have exchanged. To do this, we will simply have to enter the contact that interests us. In addition to seeing the data that we have saved about them, we can see the latest interactions, we remember that only in the web version.
Are you one of those people who find it very difficult remember birthdays of those people who love you? Luckily, Google Contacts makes it a little easier for you. The only thing you will have to do is, when adding a new contact or editing an existing one, add their birthday. This date will be automatically added to your Google calendar, so you can always see whose birthday it is each day. In addition, we can also activate an option that allows us to see whose birthday it is automatically when we enter the app.
Add a map with the address
Do you get lost every time you have to get to one of your friends’ houses? Add address in Google Contacts can be a good option.
And the moment we have added the address to one of our contacts we can see that when we enter it it will appear next to it. a Google Maps map with the location of the address that we have added to said contact. Just clicking on it will take us directly to Google Maps, where we can start the browser to get there.
Files shared on Google Drive
You have probably shared Google Drive files with some of the contacts you have stored in this Google application. What many don’t know is that you can easily find files that you have shared with another user. Of course, keep in mind that this function is only available in the web version.
Just by entering one of the contacts you will see that a section called Shared Files appears. There you can find all the files you have shared with that user.
Many times, when we save the contact of another user we add some detail to the name that helps us to remember who it is.
What many do not know is that the Google Contacts app has an option called Grades, in which we can add that additional information about the contact that we have added. This way, it will only be necessary to consult the notes to know who we are talking about. A very useful function for the most absent-minded or those who have trouble remembering other users.
If you often use Google Assistant, you may be interested in knowing which of your contacts are part of your family group. Thus, one of the fields that we can find in the desktop version of Google Contacts tells us if that person is part of our family, as well as the relationship we have with them if we have established it. This section is called Google Assistant, and is not available in the mobile version. It may not be the most useful function that we can find in the app, but it is interesting to know that it exists.
If you never remember anniversaries or important datesGoogle Contacts has a feature that is especially designed for you.
And in the field dedicated to each contact we can add an important date that has to do with said contact. This way, we can remember it easily, or even add it to our Google calendar if we wish. No more forgetting important moments, now Google can remember them for you. Of course, be careful with duplicate contacts lest you encounter a problem.
As you can see, the Google Contacts app offers much more than just saving phone numbers. Now you just have to take advantage of them.
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