Google Contacts is getting a welcome makeover and few new features in the latest update.
Version 1.5.16 brings the Android app up to speed with some of the latest changes to the Google Contacts version on the web. There’s now a slide-out menu that displays your labels and all connected accounts so you can more quickly find what you’re looking for.
Additionally, there’s a helpful Duplicates tab that lets you combine multiple contacts from the same person into one listing.
While Google has told us in the past the Contacts app and companion Phone app are specifically for Nexus devices, I’ve been able to run contacts without any issues on my Galaxy S7 Edge. So if you want to give it a try, grab the APK here. Otherwise you can get the latest version from the Google Play Store.
The impact on you: If you prefer your apps with Material Design and deep ties to Google, then you’ll probably prefer the company’s offering to the one that came with your phone. If you need a refresher, here’s how to sideload an app onto your Android phone or tablet.