Google has updated its Contacts app and it will now give users the contact information for people who are not saved in their Google account.
This will only work when users search for a contact. When users type in the search bar, first, it will show them saved contacts and then the contacts from their other Google accounts under “Other contacts”. Tapping on them will give them more information given in their associated account.
The “Other contacts” could previously be viewed by going to contacts.google.com/other. With this update, these contacts can now be seen within the Contacts app which makes it a lot more useful.
According to the Play Store changelog, this update comes with Contacts app version 3.17.1 and is the only change.
According to the Android Police report, this new feature is also available on app version 3.15.2. The report also states that this could mean Google is slowly rolling out the feature or it is server side enabled.
Gmail has had this feature forever where if users type out a contact name, it gives them all the linked names associated with their Google accounts.
Google Contacts lets users create a cloud backup of their contacts saved in their Google account so they can access them from any device. They can be organized into categories like work and personal. Google Contacts also gives users an option to merge their duplicate accounts.