Google Contacts, the native contact management app for Android, has received a fresh coat of paint with the latest update. The app now sports a Material You design language, which means it adheres to your system’s color scheme and offers a more personalized look and feel. But that’s not all – Google Contacts now also comes with new widgets that make it easier to access your contacts right from the home screen.
The new Material You design language is a significant step forward for Google Contacts, as it brings the app in line with the latest visual changes in Android 12. The app now adapts to your system’s wallpaper, offering a more harmonious experience overall. The new widgets, on the other hand, offer quick access to your favorite contacts, and you can customize their appearance to your liking.
To add a new widget, simply long-press on the home screen, select Widgets, and find Google Contacts. From there, you can choose between various widget sizes and styles – there’s even a resizable widget that lets you adjust the dimensions to your liking. Once you’ve added the widget to your home screen, you can tap on it to open the Contacts app or select a specific contact to call or message.
Overall, the new Material You design language and widgets make Google Contacts a more visually appealing and user-friendly app. If you’re running Android 12 on your device, you should definitely give it a try. And even if you’re not, the new widgets are a handy addition that can save you time and hassle when it comes to managing your contacts.
New widget with version 18.104.22.1687943267 of the app, which can be sideloaded from APKMirror.