Google, Please Make It Possible To Duplicate a ContactSupport


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  1. dmmiller2k

    dmmiller2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    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. fox

    fox Well-Known Member

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    you can always separate contacts.

    first to seperate there needs to be two numbers or something that can be separated. so if you have two differing numbers you could do something like this.

    in contacts, select the person to separate.
    hit menu button
    hit edit contact
    hit menu button again
    hit separate

    if this separates to much information, just do the same thing and select what you want to join.
     
  3. obutto

    obutto Well-Known Member

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    or you can make your contacts via internet browser (on comp) and just copy paste. its not that hard.
     
  4. dmmiller2k

    dmmiller2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not hard, but tedious and error-prone. How about being provided a way to do it in one operation?

    Not convenient now.
     

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