Learn More About Gmail Contacts Without Leaving Inbox [Chrome]

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FullContact is a free Chrome extension that integrates seamlessly with Gmail account. The main purpose of this extension is to provide information about a Gmail contact whose mail is being read. It fetches various details about a contact such as job title, social profiles, organization, tags, etc. In other words, a brief web memoir of the contact. You can also see the contact’s new recent tweets, Facebook, and Instagram posts if the accounts are connected with the contact’s email.

If a contact is linked with an organization, then you can view detailed information about the organization such as description, year of establishment, size of employees, etc. In addition to that, you can also send a calendar invite, start Google Hangout, add tags, and add many other details like address, website URL, etc. Ultimately you can learn more about Gmail contacts while reading their mail and also without leaving your inbox.

The following screenshot shows the information about a contact by this extension.

main screenshot

How to Learn More about Gmail Contacts Without Leaving the inbox:

Download and install this extension from the link provided at the end of this post or directly from Google Web Store.

Step 1: As soon as you install the extension, it will get integrated with your Gmail account. Each time you read a mail, it shows the contact info at the right of the screen.

Step 2: The first tab of this extension is the “View Contact’ tab in which you can see the contact’s email id, organization name, social profiles, calendar invite option, etc. The following screenshot shows the “View Contact” tab.

contact info

Step 3: The second tab is the “View Social Feed” tab in which you can see the latest tweets, Facebook, and Instagram posts. Simply connect to your social profile and the extension will fetch all the feeds and posts shared by the contact. The following screenshot shows the “View Social Feeds” tab.

social feeds

Step 4: The third and last tab is “View Company Info” tab which that shows details about the contact’s organization. You can see the year of establishment, size of the employees, and social pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). The following screenshot shows the information about an organization related to the contact.


Step 5: At the bottom of the first and last  tab, you will be able to see an “Improve Data” button using which you can fill up more data about the contact and add it to your Gmail contacts. It lets you add various aspects like name, address, company info, URL, emails, phone numbers, etc. The following screenshot shows how to add more details for the contact.

more details

My Final Verdict:

FullContact is quite an interesting and useful Chrome extension which can be used to know more information about your Gmail contacts. You can view their social profiles, social feeds, company info, and much more while reading their mail and without leaving the inbox. Give it a try.

Try this extension from the link here.

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Works With: Google Chrome
Free/Paid: Free