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Gmail Tip: You Can Now Star Contacts

Starring important emails in Gmail is a feature used by many a Google Account owner, as it allows you to manage things easier. The same is now possible for contacts; here’s how.

Starring Gmail Contacts

Why would you star any contacts? Well, because it makes it much easier to find them, especially if we’re talking about people you’re communicating with on a daily basis. The cool part is that wherever you star a contact, be it in the desktop version of Gmail or the contacts manager in Android, the “starred” status will be synced.

To star a contact in Gmail, go to your Contacts –  click the arrow next to the Gmail link on the left side of the screen and click Contacts.

Gmail star contacts desktop

Now scroll until you find the contact you want to star or just search for said contact.where Once you find the contact you want, click the star next to their name.

Gmail star contacts search

As you’ve probably noticed, a Starred category now exists on the left. Once you click that, only starred contacts will be shown.

Gmail star contacts starred

The contacts will be synced with your mobile devices too. The way they display is a bit different between mobile devices to mobile device and the version of Android it’s running. But they shouldn’t be too difficult to find.

You can also star contacts in Android straight from the Gmail app. Just open an email from them, click their profile picture and make sure the star on their contact card is filled.

Gmail Star contacts Android

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