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

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dmmiller2k, May 3, 2010.

  1. dmmiller2k

    dmmiller2k Member
    Thread Starter

    May 3, 2010
    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?


  2. Eugene

    Eugene Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    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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