Change of Heart? Restore Deleted Gmail Contacts
Starting today Gmail lets users undo changes to their contact lists as far back as 30 days. Think of it as a time machine for your email contacts.
Whether you've had a change of heart ― he finally called after a week of silence ― or you inadvertently deleted your contacts while trying to sync to another device, this small addition to Gmail could make a big difference to you.
To use the new feature, click on "Contacts" in the upper left corner of your Gmail display window, open the dropdown menu for "More actions" and select "Restore contacts." You'll see a new window where you will select from as short a time period of 10 minutes ago to custom for up 29 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes.
Click restore and your contact list will appear as it was at the specified time.
In related news, Google has also added email delegation to Gmail, which will let you grant access to your account to another person who acts as your ghost writer. It might be useful if a club uses gmail to send messages to its members and more than one member needs access.
To activate, go to settings, select "Accounts and Import" tab and find "Grant access to your account" in the list. Click "Add another account" and add a gmail address. The person with that address, once he or she has confirmed access, will be able to read, delete and send email, but will not be able to change the primary account holder's settings or password.
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