There’s nothing like switching to a new Android phone with the certainty that your contacts will be synced automatically, another benefit of having a Google account. 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 still do not know, it is the application Google Contacts the one that offers diverse possibilities to administer these elements, either in the cell phone or the computer.
The platform comes preloaded on Android phones like Contacts (edit). From the desktop or PC, the user must simply go to Google Contacts. Once here, all the names that have been saved in the Google account appear, along with their cell phone number, email and even the company to which they belong.
It is only necessary to click on the “+” icon – in the lower right corner of the cell phone – 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 with the contact. Once the fields have been established, click on the button Keep.
The process is similar from the web by pressing the “+” symbol in the lower right corner, also with multiple information fields.
Would you like to access a certain contact faster? All you have to do is bookmark it. Several icons appear on the computer when you position the cursor on 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. Mark the star at the top.
Favorites are positioned at the top in the main interface, both on the cell phone and on the web, to call them more quickly.
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.
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, those who provide you with a service.
Create a label
On the web, click on the tab Labels in the menu that is displayed on the left of the screen. Then click Create label. Put the name for it 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. Follow the steps that are asked and save it.
Tag a contact
To tag a contact from the web, click on the three points 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 marked.
Contacts are not always managed in the best way, so a little help is appreciated, from combining duplicates to adding information.
On the web, go to the section Combinations and solutions in the main menu that appears 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 that 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.
When you select this last option, those contacts with whom you exchange emails, but who are not in your contact list, are displayed. They are added automatically when you click on Add.