Gmail To Convert Certain Content To Actionable Links

Cesar Mills
September 20, 2017

Google's Gmail and Inbox email platforms will now read phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses in the body of an email and convert them into clickable hyperlinks, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. If a user clicks on a link that Google thinks is unsafe, it will show a web page saying "The site you are trying to open has been identified as a forgery created to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information".

Similarly if there is a phone number and you are using Gmail on your Android or iOS device, it will directly take you to the phone app to make call or save the number.

Google has started rolling a new update to it's Gmail mail service.

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

Furthermore, when any emails arrive in your inbox, you might not need it to copy-paste the things on Maps following to observe it within the Inbox or Gmail.

If it's a physical address, the link will now launch Google Maps.

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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.

Email text that contains phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses will be turned into hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox, a Google post said. Gmail has stated that it will take one to three days to roll out the new feature to all users. With the feature now available on Gmail as well, users can save a lot of time as they can get about doing their job more seamlessly.

The new feature has been integrated into both iOS and Android apps.

Google also this year increased the file size limit for Gmail.

As you can see above, the address has become tappable. This feature is coming to all G Suite editions, so everyone will have it. Google expects the full rollout to be complete in a few days.

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