Everything you need to know about Google Contacts | Digital Trends Spanish


Having a Google account also offers the great advantage that contacts are synchronized, for example, when you go from an old Android to a new one. Once you indicate the access credentials, you know that all of them will be on your new cell phone, as well as the images and documents that you have saved in the cloud of the Californian company. And for those who are not yet familiar, is the application Google Contacts the one that offers diverse possibilities to administer these elements, either in the cell phone or the computer.

Access to Google Contacts

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The platform comes preloaded on Android phones like Contacts. From the desktop or PC, the user must simply go to Google Contacts. Once here, all the names that have been saved in each person’s Google account appear, along with their cell phone number, email and even the company to which they belong.

Create a contact

It is only necessary to click on the “+” icon – in the lower right corner of the cell phone, in the main interface of the app– to open the window that allows you to add or create a new contact. It is possible to specify here information such as name, telephone, company, email and the personal relationship that you have with the contact. Once the fields are established, click on the button Keep.

Create a contact in Google Contacts
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The process is similar from the web by pressing the “+” symbol in the lower right corner. Of course, the field options are less than on the phone.

Brand favorites

Would you like to access a certain contact faster? All you have to do is bookmark it. On the computer, various icons appear when you hover over a name; to make it a favorite, click on the representation of the star.

On the mobile, when you click on the image or letter that corresponds to a contact, a kind of card is displayed. Click on the star at the top.

Bookmark a contact in Google Contacts
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Favorites are positioned at the top of the screen in the main interface, both on the cell phone and on the web, to “call” them more quickly.

Edit information

Edit information in Google Contacts
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Similarly, when you position the cursor over a contact (PC) or click on their image or letter (mobile), a pencil icon appears. Select it to modify information about it, such as your last name, company where you work or email. The fields that can be edited are more on the cell phone.

Tags

Tags in Google Contacts
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Tags are used to group contacts. For example, in one with the name Labor could be all those who are your colleagues; and in Assistance, who provide you with a service.

Create a label

On the web, click on the tab Tags in the menu that is displayed on the left of the screen. Then click Create label. Put the name for this and click on Keep.

On mobile, when you click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left corner, the option to create a new label is also displayed. Likewise, you have to specify its name and save it.

“Tag” a contact

To put a label on a contact, on the web, click on the three dots that appear when you position the cursor over it; once you see the label, you just have to select it.

On mobile, go to the label that interests you in the menu that appears when you click on the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner; then, choose the contact icon with the “+” sign in the upper right corner. What follows is to locate and select the person you want to be “tagged”.

Smart management

Contacts are not always managed in the best way, so a little help is always appreciated, from combining duplicates to adding information.

On the web, go to the section Combinations and solutions in the main menu that is displayed on the left. Two options are displayed: Merge duplicates Y Keep your contacts up to date.

As its name says, the first one throws you those contacts that you have saved twice, with the possibility of combining them so that they do not appear repeated in your list.

While the other alternative allows you to add the email that corresponds to certain contacts, so you do not have to write it manually.

On your mobile you also have these two options in the section Combine and correct, by clicking on the menu that is displayed by pressing the three horizontal lines in the upper left part, in addition to adding that of Add who you usually write to.

Smart options in Google Contacts
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When you select this last option, those contacts with whom you exchange emails, but who are not in your contact list, are displayed. By clicking on Add, are added automatically.

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