Google today announced a huge, long-overdue update to its Contacts app that features Material Design and makes it easier to keep track of details for people you know. Still in preview mode, it also integrates calendar appointments and emails.
One awesome new feature is that the integrated calendar and email interface; you now can see email exchanges and calendar appointments with colleagues and friends.
Google Contacts now has a smarter ‘find duplicates’ feature, which makes it easier to clean up your contacts. The service also now automatically pulls in the latest information from Google profiles to keep everything up to date, like job titles, profile photos and email addresses.
When adding a new contact, the service automatically looks up the information, based on their Google profile, so it can fill in as much as possible.
The new Contacts preview is available for Gmail users to try now. Google Apps users will have to wait, but the company said it is currently working on adding support.
➤ The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together [Gmail blog]