Google Contacts Gets a Makeover: What's Changing

What to expect from the revamped Google Contacts.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
March 4, 2015, 9:27 AM
PHOTO: A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on Jan. 30, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.
A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on Jan. 30, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.
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— -- Google Contacts are getting a makeover.

Google revealed a preview of the revamped contacts on its Gmail blog, showing off a clean and colorful new design that makes it much easier to find information.

Instead of sorting through a long, drab list of contacts, Google has neatly packaged a person's contacts into different categories. A navigation bar on the left side of the page allows users to quickly jump to frequent contacts, groups, circles and various other tabs.

Contact cards feature the information a user has stored about that person, but the updated version is also enhanced with information a contact may publicly share about themselves on Google.

PHOTO: Google unveiled a preview showing changes to its contacts.
Google unveiled a preview showing changes to its contacts.
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It's also easy to find and consolidate duplicate contacts with just the click of a button, making it that much easier to get in touch with someone.

Gmail users can check out the update by visiting their preview page. Google Apps customers will have to wait a bit longer, as the company said they're still working on implementing the changes.

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