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Google Gmail update makes phone numbers, email ids and addresses as hyperlinks

Google Gmail update makes phone numbers, email ids and addresses as hyperlinks

When sending emails, you often send important information like phone numbers and addresses.

Gmail users will soon find that the app is giving them actionable hyperlinks for certain types of content, rather than text that has to be copied and pasted into another app. Email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses displayed in an email message will all have their own actions.

Search engine giant Google released a new update to the ubiquitous Gmail bringing more value-added features. The change is created to eliminate the need to copy and paste contact information into other apps before getting directions, responding to emails, or making phone calls, Google said. Clicking on it will open that address in Google Maps. In the recent Android update, Google started allowing Gmail users to change their password and edit other account information. "Precious time can be lost by having to copy and paste this information from an email into other apps and websites, so we wanted to provide a better way to perform these tasks that also saves time", writes the team. You can directly click on the address to find them on the Google Maps, email addresses to automatically open up your phone numbers and compose windows of the default mailing app for starting a call with the default calling app if you're on mobile. Or if the user taps on the phone number, it will directly open the default phone dialler app and proceed to make the call. Google's computers can identify objects in photos, so picking out an address or phone number shouldn't be that much of a challenge. Google also stated the update has already been rolled out and should reflect in user's devices anywhere in the world within the next three days at the most.

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