Beware of Google Contacts – Recovering deleted records is difficult
I started using Google Contacts to sync Outlook with my phone.. That part works pretty well.
I decided to go to the new Google Contacts web interface and categorize my contacts by using labels. First of all, the interface to do that could be a LOT better than it is.
While I was working, I accidentally deleted a contact. Ruh Roh.. There is no easy way to undo the deletion of a single contact.. Google supposedly hires the best developers in the world and THIS is the best they can do??
The following applies to the new version of Google Contact (~ May 2017)
If you expand MORE on the left you will see
Ok, that looks promising.
However, here is the dialog you get.
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