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TL;DR

  • Google Contacts model 4.26 launched a brand new related apps field.
  • The brand new part strikes the assorted contact strategies for apps like WhatsApp and Telegram into pull-down menus.
  • The refreshed look means you don’t instantly see the identical cellphone quantity repeatedly.

You may need seen that the newest replace to the Google Contacts app introduced a cleaner look to every contact entry. Amongst different adjustments, model 4.26 of the Google Contacts app has launched a separate “Related apps” field to chop down on the listing of choices you instantly see on viewing a contact (by way of TheSpAndroid).

Previous to the replace, you may need seen your acquaintance’s cellphone quantity, then a number of contact choices for WhatsApp, a number of extra traces for Telegram, and so forth. This gave you quick entry to actions akin to beginning a WhatsApp voice name, however it additionally appeared busy and disorganized. All of those contact choices associated to different apps are actually tidied away within the “Related apps” field under the primary contact data.

As you’ll see within the screenshots under, the related apps field initially reveals a one-line entry for every app, with a pull-down arrow alongside it. Hitting the arrow expands the field for that specific app to point out the assorted contact strategies for voice calls, video calls, and messages.

This transformation means you’ll solely see the contact’s cellphone quantity when opening their entry. Each choice to get in contact with them throughout the assorted related apps is only one extra faucet away than earlier than.

We like this new look. In addition to being extra pleasing to the attention, it is going to be much less complicated for some customers. Opening a contact web page and repeatedly seeing a wall of the identical cellphone quantity might have barely perplexed some folks.

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