how can I manually merge different contacts together like before - all there is now is an automatic merge based on similarity which means that contacts that don't appear to be same but actually are don't get picked up.
I'm not really clear on what you are trying to accomplish, but my first thought is to add desired contacts to custom groups. You could create a group for, say, your club or whatever, and add all the members. If you're trying to pair spouses it would be very time consuming to set up. Perhaps a little more detail would be helpful.
Galaxy S22 SM-S901U on Xfinity Mobile
the iphone allows you to link/merge which ever contacts you want across different lists. and once upon a time, the same could be done on the samsung and google groups - simply select two contacts, go to more, and select link/merge. the only way you can merge any contacts together now is for samsung to automatically pick them up as duplicates. there is no way to do this yourself. unless I'm wrong. is there a way to manually link/merge contacts that samsung does not pick up as duplicates?