Google Contacts can benefit from one of Gmail’s handy search features

What do you want to know

  • Google seems to be adding filter chips to Google Contacts.
  • Filtering options are similar to those introduced in Gmail last year.
  • At the moment, the new search feature appears to be part of an A/B test, as it’s not widely available.

Trying to find a specific contact in Google Contacts can be tricky, especially if you keep a long list of people in your phonebook, but new evidence suggests that Google may fix this situation in the future.

According to Android Police (opens in a new tab), Google Contacts is getting an update that will include bullet filters to help you sort through your contacts. The new feature appears to be rolling out as part of an A/B test, with only a handful of users currently seeing it.