Gmail can finally turn addresses and phone numbers into links

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Gmail is often used to share information like phone numbers and addresses with each other. However, the precious time of users is wasted in having to copy and paste the contact information. So, Google has announced that Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on Android, iOS, and the web will begin converting text into interactive hyperlinks whenever they detect phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses in emails.


Gmail to detect and convert phone numbers and addresses into links

“Gmail users often exchange information like addresses and phone numbers with each other to set up meetings, introduce colleagues and plan events. 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,” GSuite team writes in the blog post.

When you click on any address link in Gmail or Inbox, you are redirected to Google Maps so you can see the exact location of the address. Also, clicking an email address will open a new compose window with the default email client. When using a mobile device, clicking on a phone number will start a call request using the default phone app.

The feature has begun rolling out today and should be visible to users within three days to all compatible Android and iOS devices.

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