+ Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Email is about to get a lot more usability with Google announcing addresses, contacts and phone numbers will now display as links in Inbox and Gmail.

The update to Gmail and Inbox will take effect in Gmail and Inbox on Android, iOS, and the web over the next three days. The expected behaviours will be fairly straightforward:

Clicking an address link will take the user to Google Maps. Clicking an email address will compose a new email, using the user’s default email client. Finally, when using a mobile device, clicking a phone number will start a call request using the default phone app.

I’ve received the update in my Inbox, and the expected behaviours work the same on desktop as mobile. There is one change, with Hangouts Dialler standing in for the phone dialler.

The update will begin rolling out from today, but Google says it may take up to three days to appear, so keep an eye out.

Source: Gsuite Updates.

Daniel Tyson  


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