11-29-2014 08:12 PM
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  1. Wimbolithic's Avatar
    Well I did know that but when you have over 80 addresses in your contacts list it's impossible to remember what the user names all begin with.
    So the facility is of limited use. I mean, if you have some people who have made up strange or odd user names they all get mixed up with emails that begin help@ or sales@, or support@ and such emails that are filed under the person's name but the user name they use is something like gizzy34_bong@ then you can't hope to pick out the right starting combination of letters to make the Gmail auto type the person you want to fetch. So I'm sorry but Gmail has been very remiss in not making it available to us when for goodness sake it belongs to us, not to them. OK so it's not Google it's the Android version of the Gmail app, but that's still Google's fault for not insisting that the app was fully functional instead of cut down in a really silly way.
    There is no excuse other than feeble ones.
    06-25-2013 02:19 PM
  2. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    That's true if you only have an email address in your contacts.
    If you have the persons name also you just start typing their first or last name and the selection box shows up.

    My wife has over 2000 contacts from around the world and this works quickly.

    Granted when you have over 100 Bills or Johns it helps to know the last name :-)
    06-25-2013 03:58 PM
  3. xfin's Avatar
    Login to gmail using your browser.
    Open a new tab and type in:
    https://www.google.com/contacts

    That's it!
    08-27-2013 10:48 AM
  4. Groid's Avatar
    It's even easier to open Gmail, then click on Gmail in the upper left corner and choose 'Contacts'.
    08-28-2013 10:49 AM
  5. helenscagnetti's Avatar
    Good evening,
    well I have searched high and low and can't seem to find anykind of address book on my new Nexus 7.
    I was successfull in importing my contacts (converted them via Gmail from CSV to Vcards) and can see them for instance if I try and type and email and start typing the name.
    Can also see them listed in first name order in the People app. But where can I find an actual address book. Many times you want to send out an invitation for example and just scroll your contacts to remind you to send to everyone.
    I can see "contacts" in GMail on my PC, but can't find it anywhere on the Nexus on either Gmail (or the yellow email icon, where I have my ATT account).
    Thanks in advance for your help, Lydia, Nexus Newbie
    12-02-2013 06:13 PM
  6. magnolia14's Avatar
    Xfin
    All very well but then how do you keep that list of contacts open AND then start to write an email?
    05-16-2014 04:21 PM
  7. magnolia14's Avatar
    Groid
    There is no 'Contacts' anywhere under the Google label on my nexus 10.
    05-16-2014 04:23 PM
  8. chikkara's Avatar
    The same problem here with Samsung Galaxy Core 2! It seems that you can't see address book (contacts) directly in Gmail app. It is really unbelievable!?!?!?
    11-25-2014 05:05 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The Gmail app can communicate with your People app--when you start typing in a contact in the "To:" field, it will start giving you suggestions from your contacts in People. If you need to actually look through your People app, you can tap Home, then open People. It's a simple matter to switch back to your Gmail app by tapping the Recent Apps button, and tapping Gmail again. If you were composing an email, it should still be there. Putting your entire People app inside the Gmail app would make the Gmail app unnecessarily larger.
    11-29-2014 08:12 PM
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