Google, Please Creating a New Contact by Duplicating An Existing One


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  1. dmmiller2k

    dmmiller2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry if this post is in the wrong place, but this one seemed to be the least inappropriate topic for my post.

    Unlike 99.9% of the threads matching the keywords "contact" and "duplicate", who apparently want to get RID of their duplicate contacts (RTFM, guys), I would like to basically do the opposite: that is, to create a new contact by duplicating an existing one.

    Frequently, I must create a new contact entry that is MOSTLY IDENTICAL to an existing one, with maybe just the name and phone number different (i.e., members of a family or employees of a company).

    On my old Palm device, I could simply duplicate a Contact entry then replace the fields that differed with new values.

    I really don't care where if it must happen: either in GMail on a full-fledged browser/computer, or on my Android-based device (Moto Droid, BTW), since they have become largely interchangeable, but at the moment, it is impossible either way.

    Google, are you listening? How hard could this be?
     

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  2. Eugene

    Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I've asked for the same for an appointment, either copy/cut and paste or by the duplicate option in the web version. They should add a way to copy/cut/paste contact entries also. Most OS's just put a vcard on the clipboard to accomplish this.
     

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