Get started with Contacts

1. Create contacts and contact groups

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Contacts

To get started, let’s create new contacts and contact groups.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 Access and view contacts
1.2 Add new contacts
1.3 Create group contacts

1.1 Access and view contacts

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Access contacts:

  1. To access your contacts and contact groups, choose an option:
    • In a Chrome Browser window, click the Apps Launcher Apps launcherand thenContacts.
    • In any browser window, go to contacts.google.com.
  2. (Optional) Click a contact name to view their details, such as email address, phone number, or a directory profile.

Note the following:

  • Personal contacts appear in Contacts.
  • If shared contacts are available for your domain, they appear under Directory.
  • If you send an email to someone who isn’t in Contacts, they’re automatically added under Other contacts.

Access contacts

1.2 Add new contacts

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Add a new contact:

  1. Open Contacts and click Plus Create contact.
  2. Enter the contact's name and add any contact information.
  3. (Optional) If you want to add additional information such as a nickname or their mailing address, click More fields and fill in your details.
  4. Click Save.
Add new contacts

Add contacts from your organization's directory to your personal contacts:

  1. On the left, click Directory.
  2. Point to the contact and click Add to contacts Share.
  3. If you can’t see the contact you need, enter your contact’s name in the Contacts search box. Your contact should appear as you enter their details. Click the contact you’re looking for, or press Enter to see a full page of search results. Select your contact and click Add to contacts Share.
Directory opens contacts

1.3 Create group contacts

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Use labels to organize your contacts into contact groups:

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Create a new contact group label:

  1. On the left under Labels, click Create label .
  2. Enter a name and click Save.
2

Add contacts to a group label:

  1. Check the box next to each contact name to select them.
  2. In the top right, click Manage labels Label.
  3. Choose the group or groups you want to add the contacts to. You'll see a checkmark appear next to the groups you choose.
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Remove contacts from a group label:

  1. On the left, click a group name.
  2. Choose an option:
    • Check the box next to the contact and in the top right, click Manage labels Label and click the group name to remove a contact.
    • Next to the contact, click More More and click the group name to remove a contact.
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Rename or delete a contact group label:

  1. On the left under Labels, find the group you want to rename or delete.
  2. If you want to rename the contact group, point to the group and click Rename label Edit. Enter a new name and click Save.
  3. If you want to delete a contact group, point to the group and click Delete Trash.

 Group your contacts with labels

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