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:

Best iPhone, iPad, & Apple TV game controllers

 “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.

About the Author