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How to use groups in Google Contacts to filter calls etc

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Arfer, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Arfer

    Arfer New Member

    Nov 21, 2012
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    Hi everyone,

    I can't believe I'm not the only one wanting this functionality......
    What I'm after is to be able to select any group within my Google contacts and send that group to voice mail as a group globally ie If I'm in a meeting I want my Google contacts friends group and family group sent to voice mail but my business group stays as normal and then the ability to put my family group on after the meeting and the friends group when I finish work.
    Is this possible within Android natively ?

    Or is there an App (which I have searched for , I promise :))
    The best anyone has suggested to me is this:
    Mr. Number
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...i5ibG9ja2VyIl0.
    This doesn't do what I want as it means making whitelists / globally all contacts as filters.
    So I'm hoping I can get something that interacts with Google contacts groups,rather than have to rebuild massive lists. Seems to me a big oversight if it's not possible, after all what's the point of groups within contacts unless you can utilise them?
    Any thoughts ? Look forward to your reply :) TIA
     
  2. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    This may do some of what you are looking for.
     
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  4. Arfer

    Arfer New Member

    Nov 21, 2012
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    Thanks for the reply,
    Yes it's along the right lines but is no longer being developed and not for use Gingerbread onwards.
    Can't believe this most obvious and helpful of functions is not available or that people aren't hollering out for it. Everyone of my friends I've asked about this all once I've explained it are amazed it's not available.
     
  5. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    So does that mean this is something the iPhone does and therefore every other manufacturer should? Frankly I have never heard of it.

    Does sound like something some users might want, but I don't know that it rises to the level of must have for any device. The fact one developer had something similar, but chose to not continue developing may mean there wasn't much demand.

    I will continue to look around to see if I find anything else similar for you.
     
  6. Arfer

    Arfer New Member

    Nov 21, 2012
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    Thanks again for the reply, firstly I didn't know this was something available on iPhone and if it is well done. Everyone I've run the idea past can't understand why it's not available, fact. Why have groups within Google contacts unless they provide useful functionality ?
    Thanks for continuing to look.
     
  7. Arfer

    Arfer New Member

    Nov 21, 2012
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    The best anyone has suggested to me is this:
    Mr. Number
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...i5ibG9ja2VyIl0.
    This doesn't do what I want as it means making whitelists / globally all contacts as filters.
    it's along the right lines but is no longer being developed and not for use Gingerbread onwards.
    Can't believe this most obvious and helpful of functions is not available or that people aren't hollering out for it.
    Everyone of my friends I've asked about this all once I've explained it are amazed it's not available.
    Why have groups within Google contacts unless they provide useful functionality ?
     
  8. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Okay. We understand you think this should be included, but it is not. You are repeating yourself.

    Think about what you are saying.....Everyone of your friends tells you they are amazed it isn't available, but that would indicate none of them ever looked for it because they didn't think it was that important. Groups in Google contact may actually be used by others for many things you don't think are important.

    Give it a rest and stop posting the same rant over again.

    Take a look at this app. Maybe it could help?
     
  9. Arfer

    Arfer New Member

    Nov 21, 2012
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    Hardly a rant, that app looks promising though
     
  10. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Yes, you are right. Must be my imagination.......
     

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