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New Gmail Feature Makes Contact Choosing Easier

The Contact Chooser Lists Them Out

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Google has added a "contact chooser" to Gmail, which allows users to simply click the "To:" link (or Cc/Bcc:) when composing a message to get a list of contacts from which to choose recipients. Previously, users just had to type the names/addresses in, although there has been an auto-complete feature, which made the process more convenient.

Now however, you can just bring up your list (like pictured below) and click all of the names of people you want to send your message to. As you can see, there is also a search box so you can search you contacts (although, if you’re typing their name in the search box, you might as well just type it in the "To:" form.

Contact Chooser in Gmail

Gmail users who use contact groups will see that their groups appear in a drop-down menu in the contact chooser. You can select these to send messages to pre-created groups this way.

Google notes that the contact chooser should be especially helpful to users who use Gmail in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, since these users are unable to use the auto-complete feature doesn’t work like it does for other languages.

This is just the latest in Gmail’s ongoing and frequent addition of features. They’ve recently added the ability to email a task list and to import old mail and contacts into Gmail also.

New Gmail Feature Makes Contact Choosing Easier
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  • Asian

    I thought this feature came out really late, Yahoo! Mail already beat Google Mail to it. This feature supposed to be there for Google / GMail from day one, not years later. My judgment is 50/50 on this due to the fact that other web email provider already have this feature as default for their users (since day 1, I do believed so).

  • http://www.bikeshopcastlehill.com.au Home Solar Power Systems

    I have already come across this feature in Yahoo. It’s too late in Gmail. Anyway, a good one!!

  • http://www.lexolutionit.com Maneet Puri

    Yeah… YahooMail already. Anyways, I dont think how useful this is. I mean the search tab is pretty useless.

    I wonder why Google is not paying much attention to GMail and GTalk. The latter could do with a whole lot of improvements especially after Yahoo has further revamped its messenger.

  • http://www.tailornation.com Tailor Nation

    its a great news that google made as easy as it possible for their users.