Those currently singed up for Google’s Search Field Trial, a program that lets users test out new, yet-to-be-released features of search, will now have the ability to search for Gmail contacts. Google announced on its Google+ page that the feature is available now and will also work with its new Voice Search functionality. Asking for a person’s address or phone number will display any relevant Gmail contact results directly within Google’s search results.
The Contact results will include maps with built-in turn-by-turn directions, as well as links to phone numbers allowing users to place calls with a single tap:
“What’s Brittney’s address?” and Google will show you the address, with turn-by-turn directions in one tap on your phone. If you need quick access to your friend Joanna’s phone number, just say “Joanna’s phone number” and it’s there; with one tap you can call her.
Google also noted that its going to be including support for searching Google+ profiles in a future update.
Over the last few months the company has been adding a lot of new features to its Search Field Trial. Last month it started including instant Drive and Calendar results within Gmail, and in February it added Calendar results.
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