If I have two different email address from the same contact like:

  • firstname.lastname@private.com
  • firstname.lastname@job.com

When I need to send a new e-mail I am not able to choose the right one because it displays only the first part of the email address.

So I can only view "firstname" and the first part of the lastname... It happened very often with my contacts with the original Gmail app.

How can I solve it?

screenshot of the app

  • Does turning the phone in landscape mode show longer address?
    – Chahk
    Jul 17 '14 at 17:50
  • Yes it does, but it is longer (only few instants, but if I could solve it I will be happy)
    – Ale
    Sep 2 '14 at 13:07

It looks like you can type a few letters of domain name that you want after a space to get other addresses filtered out. In general, you can type several parts of a email address separating them by spaces to find only contacts that contain all specified parts.

For example, if you have the following email addresses in your contacts:


Than you can type something like john.d w or j doe w or even j d w to get only the first one in the auto completion popup.


At the top of your email you will have star, reply, forward and the 3 dots. Underneath that you will have from who, then the time, and to:. On the same line where is shows (to:) there is arrow pointing down, click on that and it will expand and show from and reply-to full address. Should have no problem seeing ending of addresses now.

Good luck!

  • I am not able to view the "arrow pointing down" (I use standard GMail app)
    – Ale
    Sep 3 '14 at 8:59
  • @Ale that is on Gmail
    – HasH_BrowN
    Sep 3 '14 at 15:44
  • @Ale the arrow looks like this (>), only pointing downward. I have the Gmail app installed.
    – HasH_BrowN
    Sep 4 '14 at 3:27
  • in the attacched image you can see I have no arrow in the field. It do not appear if I start to write a name
    – Ale
    Sep 4 '14 at 7:44
  • I think HasH_BrowN is referring to a received email whereas Ale is asking about how to see the full email address when creating a new email.
    – bmdixon
    Sep 4 '14 at 7:46

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