Are you using Gmail to manage your important mails? Well, if so then chances are that you’re also making use of Google to manage your contacts. And in case you’ve been using the app for several years, it’s quite common to get duplicates in your contacts list. Such duplicate contacts in Google can make your address book messy. As a result, finding a contact can truly rack your brain.
Before we get started with the process, let’s talk about what are the negative aspects of having duplicate contacts. Read on.
If there’re only one or two identical contacts in your address book, you don’t need to worry. However, when you get more than that, things get a bit complicated. These duplicate contacts results in errors, showing up almost everywhere.
Another issue will occur with your calendar. Your Google Calendar along with Outlook and Mac calendars may show synced birthdays from your contacts. In case you have duplicates, your calendar gets jam-packed with additional birthdays. Evidently, navigating your calendar will become tricky and baffling.
Finding a phone number or email address is yet another micro-time-waster if you’ve duplicate contacts in Google. In case your contacts sync to your phone and you want to search for a contact quickly, which duplicate do you select? It’s a hit and miss chance that you’ll choose the right contact.
When all said and done, duplicate Google contacts can truly ruin your day. So, it’s always better to find and merge such contacts.
Without taking your more time, let’s lay down the necessary steps for you to get the job done:
Find and Merge Duplicate Contacts in Google
- Navigate to contacts.google.com and log in using your Google account credentials
- In the panel on the left side of the screen, click on the Duplicates option
- You’ll be presented with the list of duplicate contacts. The list includes the Name, Email Address, and Telephone Number
- In case you want to accept all Google’s suggestions automatically, simply click on the Merge All button
- Alternatively, you can mark the checkboxes next to the relevant entries and click on the Merge button if you want to be more selective about your choices
In this way, you can get rid of duplicate contacts in Google and make your address book clean and well-organized.
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