The New Google Contacts Integrates Voice And Brings In Voice SMS And Calls [Updates]

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Google is giving Contacts a makeover. Google Voice Contacts is being integrated into Contacts for a more seamless user experience. Very soon you will be able to use Google Contacts alone to place calls and send voice SMS. The thought behind the new layout appears to be an attempt at unification of the multiple points for managing your Google Contacts.

Google has many different products and some like Gmail, Google Chat, Google Voice, and Google+ can be used to add and remove contacts. A common interface for managing all of that makes sense.

Google says that the feature is being rolled out gradually, but you can try out it out at  google.com/contacts. The Google Support page also lists the simple steps to access the Call and SMS buttons for the person you want to get through to. For a particular contact, simply hover over the phone number field on their contact card and then select either the phone icon or the SMS icon.

Try it out and let us know about your personal user experience.

Source: Google Voice Support via The Verge

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Comments (6)
  • ISF

    I really DO NOT like the new Google contacts format. Making a phone calll requires 2-3 more clicks than previously, which is quite annoying, as I make all of my calls thru Google Voice. I say roll it back to the previous format. I don’t particularly care about what U are integrating – just go back to the old format!!

  • Igor Rizvi?

    Ill like when google releases some new stuff

  • Keith Swartz

    Wow! Google Voice has NOW & FOREVER become the BEST! Long live VOIP!

  • vyron H.

    So far I like but need #

  • ReadandShare

    I am confused… Google Voice contacts had always shown Gmail contacts — in other words, I’ve never had to add anything separately to Google Voice contacts. Looking at Google Voice (which I’ve been using for a year or so now) — I don’t really notice any additional integration.

    My one wish: I already have a Google Voice extension (button) on my Chrome browser. I wish I could use Google Voice to dial out via my computer without needing to have Gmail or Google Voice webpage opened!

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