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Google Contacts on the web regains ability to quickly ‘create multiple contacts’

Last February, the old Google Contacts was permanently disabled in favor of the current Material iteration. That was done as feature parity neared, with Google a year later restoring the ability to create multiple contacts.

Tapping the “Create contact” FAB — complete with multi-colored plus sign — in the top-left corner now reveals two options: the straightforward “Create a contact” and “Create multiple contacts.”

The second option opens a dialog to “Add names, email addresses, or both” by just entering addresses, specifically by copying and pasting from the header of an email thread you might be a part of. This joins the existing option to import contacts by CSV or vCard file, but more direct as users can just type and separate with a comma.

Example: Andrea Fisher,, Elisa Beckett <>

This feature dates back to the original Google Contacts and was just added this month. You also have the option to automatically add all these new people to a label. Clicking the label button shows all existing tags with the capability to create a new one at the bottom.

As of today, the ability to create multiple contacts with Google Contacts on the web is widely rolled out for personal and G Suite accounts.

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