Add, move or import contacts

You can save names, email addresses, phone numbers and more in Google Contacts.

Contacts saved to your Google Account will sync with Google Contacts and all your Android devices.

Add a contact

  1. On your computer, go to Google Contacts.
  2. At the top left, click Create contact.
  3. Click Create contact or Create multiple contacts.
  4. Enter the contact's information.
  5. Click Save

Import contacts

From a file
  1. On your computer, go to Google Contacts.
  2. At the left, click Import.
  3. Click Select file.
  4. Choose your file.
  5. Click Import.
From a Gmail account

Step 1: Export existing Gmail contacts

  1. On your computer, go to Google Contacts
  2. At the left, click Export.
  3. Select the contacts to export.
  4. Select Google CSV.
  5. Click Export.
  6. At the top right, click your profile picture and then  Sign out.

Step 2: Import the file

  1. On your computer, go to Google Contacts, then sign in with your other Gmail account.
  2. At the left, click Import.
  3. Click Select file.
  4. Choose your file.
  5. Click Import.
Can't import my contacts

You can have problems when:

  • You import more than 3,000 contacts at a time. If you have more than 3,000 contacts, split them into multiple CSVs before you import them.
  • You reached the limit of 25,000 contacts. Learn about contact size limits.
  • The contacts aren't formatted to work with Google Contacts. Make sure that your contacts are saved as a vCard or CSV file.

Tip: If you create a CSV, make sure that it has the right headers. Download a template here.

Control who’s automatically saved to your contacts

If you email someone but you haven't added them as a contact, Google Contacts automatically saves their email address in your 'Other contacts' group. Their email address will be shown the next time that you email them.

Stop automatically saving contacts that you email
  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. In the 'Create contacts for auto-complete' section, select I'll add contacts myself.
  4. At the bottom, click Save changes.
See 'Other contacts' that you've emailed
  1. On your computer, go to Google Contacts.
  2. At the left, click Other contacts.

Note: If you're on an iPhone, iPad or Android device, you won't see Other contacts.

Delete 'Other contacts' that you've emailed
  1. On your computer, go to Google Contacts.
  2. At the left, click Other contacts.
  3. To select contacts, point to their names, then tick the boxes that appear.
  4. At the top, click More More and then Delete and then Delete.
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