Addresses & Numbers In Gmail & Inbox Will Be Clickable Links

Gwen Vasquez
September 20, 2017

In the description of this new feature (from the developers of Gmail), they suggest that an address link will link to Google Maps.

Google has started rolling a new update to it's Gmail mail service. There is one change, with Hangouts Dialler standing in for the phone dialler.

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.

This Monday, at long last, Google made it so that phone numbers, physical addresses and email addresses will automatically be converted into interactive hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox on iOS, Android and the web. Clicking on it will open that address in Google Maps.

While the act of copying and pasting items like an address isn't very hard on a desktop, it can be a pain on mobile.

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The chances are that when you read that headline - particularly if you're not a Gmail or Inbox user - your reaction was something along the lines of "how is that not already a thing?" 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 informed that address link will be directed to Google Maps and email address link will open a new compose window. Google this year has rolled out couple of other features for Gmail in order to curb phishing attacks.

As you can see above, the address has become tappable.

The company has claimed that the roll-out is being staged in phases and it will take around three to five days to reach all corners of the world.

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