You most probably like your emails to be as practical as possible, and enjoy seeing links inserted directly into your messages, without having to copy and paste them to use them. Usually, you can click on them, and they immediately open in a separate tab. This is available for links but, if you received a phone number or an address, you had to copy it to reuse it. Google decided to change that, and make emails as user-friendly as possible.
Google wants to make Gmail more practical
If you use Gmail Inbox, you should soon be able to access any kind of information directly from your email. Therefore, if someone sends you a message containing a contact, address, or phone number, you will be able to make use of them directly. This means that they will be clickable.
For instance, you receive an email with an address. Google will make it clickable and, if you click on it, it will automatically open in a suitable app, such as Google Maps. This way, you can make sure you know what to head for. Also, if you open an email on your phone, and it contains a phone number, you will be able to call it directly from the message, without having to dial it first.
The changes should be rolled out these days
The same goes for email addresses. If you click on one, you are redirected to a new tab, where you can compose a message for that specific address, and send it from the email you are logged in with. This is incredibly practical, and saves users a lot of time.
Google wasn’t very specific to when these changes should be rolled out. However, they should come as quickly as possible and, in only a few days, they should already be here. Therefore, if you open your email someday during the next days, you should witness the changes.
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