Editing contacts

To edit or delete contacts, you'll need to open your Contacts list.

Open your Contacts list

Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts. If you are a Google Apps user, click Mail and then Contacts.

Gmail drop-down

Contacts are also available at www.google.com/contacts.

Edit contact information

  1. Find and click the name of the contact in the Contacts list.
  2. Make any changes you’d like to make.
  3. Exit the editing field to save automatically or click Save now in the upper right hand corner.

Add contact to contact groups

  1. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  2. Click the Groups button Groups icon.
  3. Select the group you'd like to add the contact to, or select Create new to create a new group.

Remove contact from contact groups

  1. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  2. Click the Groups button Groups icon.
  3. Select the group you'd like to remove the contact from (boxes will be checked next to the groups that contact is already in).

Delete contact

  1. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  2. Click More, then click Delete contact.

To remove a Google+ contact, open Google+ and remove the person from all circles. Learn more about circles on Google+.

If you change your mind or mistakenly delete a contact, you'll be able to recover deleted contacts for 30 days. But 30 days after you delete a contact, it will be removed permanently.

Note: These instructions work only with the standard view of Gmail. If they don't match what you see in your Contact Manager, we suggest that you upgrade to a supported browser or go to the standard view by clicking standard at the bottom of your Gmail page.