I recently heard from a reader who was having a difficult time finding Contacts using the Gmail app on her Samsung phone. Don’t worry, Contacts are still available, but if you ask me, it’s more difficult than it needs to be to access them. Let’s learn how.¬† Start by opening your Gmail app.

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When your inbox opens, click the three-line icon at the top left.

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A panel listing your labels, like your primary inbox, sent messages, and spam will pop out.

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Scroll to the very bottom of that panel and look for Google Apps. Tap on Contacts.

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Contacts will open. If you don’t already have the Contacts app installed on your phone, you’ll receive a suggestion to install the Contacts app from the Google Play store. Just tap the Install button.

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Once the Contacts app has installed, tap Open. You’ll need to grant permission for the app to access contacts and your phone. That’s so you can use that app to make calls. You have to grant permission to use the app. The Google Contacts app won’t settle for just being an email contacts app.

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Once installed, you’ll be able to open it by clicking Contacts from that right panel of your Gmail app.

Tomorrow, will look at how to use it.