Gmail now converts addresses and phone numbers to interactive hyperlinks

Gmail just hyperlinked a LOT of emails

Gmail just hyperlinked a LOT of emails

So it's a bit surprising to realize that Gmail will only now start to automatically convert addresses, phone numbers and contacts into links.

"Clicking an address link will take the user to Google Maps", Google explains in a blog post. Or if the user taps on the phone number, it will directly open the default phone dialler app and proceed to make the call.

The feature is available on Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on iOS, Android, and the web.

On a desktop it's not a big deal to copy these details from an email and paste them into another website or app, but on an Android phone or iPhone, just selecting text can be fiddly.

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Google is making a seemingly obvious improvement to Gmail that will make it easier to handle addresses, phone numbers and contact information in email.

Above you can see that the address is highlighted again, along with the phone number.

Google is adding a new feature to Gmail and Inbox that brings a much-needed feature to the mail clients. If they proceed by tapping any of three, Gmail will automatically take the user to related app. Phone numbers will launch the dialer on mobile devices. This new update is launching to both Rapid and Scheduled release over teh next few days and will be available in all G Suite editions.

Google also this year increased the file size limit for Gmail. The mail included a Google Doc link, which appeared legitimate but was actually not. Then there are days like this past Monday, when Google introduces a feature so essential that we can't even begin to fathom how it wasn't already there to begin with.

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