Edit contacts

Old Contacts

Edit contact information

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. At the top left, click Gmail > Contacts.
  3. Find and click the name of the contact in the Contacts list.
  4. Make any changes you’d like to make.
  5. In the upper right-hand corner, click Save now.

Add contact to contact groups

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. At the top left, click Gmail > Contacts.
  3. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  4. Click the Groups button Groups icon.
  5. 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. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. At the top left, click Gmail > Contacts.
  3. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  4. Click the Groups button Groups icon.
  5. 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. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. At the top left, click Gmail > Contacts.
  3. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  4. Click More, then click Delete contact.

Learn how to restore deleted contacts.

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

Contacts preview

Edit contact information

  1. Open Contacts preview.
  2. Click the name of the contact.
  3. On the top-right, click the gray pencil icon.
  4. Click the field you'd like to edit, and add in the information.
  5. Click Save.

Add contact to contact groups

  1. Open Contacts preview.
  2. Click the name of the contact.
  3. On the bottom-left of the pop-up box, click Add to groups.
  4. Select the group you'd like to add the contact to.

Remove contact from contact groups

  1. Open Contacts preview.
  2. Click the name of the contact.
  3. On the bottom-left of the pop-up box, click the name of the group.
  4. On the drop-down, click the name of the group again to uncheck it.

Delete contact

  1. Open Contacts preview.
  2. Click the name of the contact.
  3. Near the contact's photo, click the three-dot menu Menu.
  4. Click Delete.

Restore deleted contacts

Immediately after you delete a contact, you should see the option to Undo the deletion in the bottom-left corner of your screen. If you want to restore contacts to an earlier version, you can do so within 30 days of deletion.

  1. Open Contacts preview.
  2. On the left side, click More.
  3. Follow the directions in the pop-up box.

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