Google announced yesterday that it will shut down the old (classic) Google Contacts interface on February 12, 2019.
Google customers who are still using the old interface on that day will be moved to the new Contacts interface automatically according to the company.
Google launched an updated version of Contacts in 2015 to "provide a modern, smart, and quick contact management experience" and offered it as a preview for existing customers.
Google customers could activate the Contacts Preview option in the sidebar on the Contacts website to switch to the new layout and version of Contacts, and return to the classic version by activating "switch to old version" in the new interface.
The classic interface looked like this:
The new interface looks like this instead. It
Google customers who use the Contacts Preview already won't notice any changes in the coming months. Those who are still on the classic Contacts site will be moved to the new design.
The company revealed the following timeline for the change:
Google will shut down the classic Contacts design in the coming months; I never used it and have no intention to use the new "modern" version of Contacts either. I'd like to hear from you about the change, what is your take on it?Advertisement
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