How to connect to people within a Google Doc

Learn how to add contact links to provide context and encourage connections by mentioning a person with a Google account in a Doc.

Google Docs on the web are now just a bit more networked. Type the @ symbol followed by a few characters from a person’s name, then select a contact from the displayed list. Google Docs inserts your contact’s name with a grey-scale, tablet shaped background (Figure A).

Figure A

In a Google Doc on the web, type @ followed by a few letters of a contact’s name, then select your intended contact from the displayed list to create a contact link. 

Place your cursor over the name and that’s when the magic of an online, networked document happens: contact details, links and action icons display. The details include items such as email, phone and location information, while the links may lead to any web resources added by the person…

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