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

19 September, 2017, 14:11 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Gmail just hyperlinked a LOT of emails

Earlier this feature was available on other mailing services like the Zoho mail and was long awaited on one the most used mail service in the world. Then, the receiver had to copy and paste it on Google Maps to track the geo-location.

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. Further, email addresses will also be clickable and when you tap them, a compose window with the same email address will be opened.

The latest update to Gmail and Inbox will now come with tappable phone numbers and addresses.

Above you can see that the address is highlighted again, along with the phone number. So now if someone sends you an address, you can click/tap on it and it will take you to the Google Map.

As the G Suite team blog puts it, "Gmail users often exchange information like addresses and phone numbers with each other to set up meetings, introduce colleagues and plan events". Or if the user taps on the phone number, it will directly open the default phone dialler app and proceed to make the call. But, it might take up to three days for users to actually see the feature.

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