Merge contacts

Old Contacts

If you have duplicate contacts, there are two ways you can fix this problem: merge your contacts manually, or have the system find and merge contacts automatically, including duplicate data within contacts.

Merge contacts manually

  1. Select the contacts you'd like to merge from your contacts list.
  2. Click the More drop-down menu, and select Merge contacts.
  3. Make any edits to the suggested solution (if you'd like to change anything).
  4. Click Save at the top of the page.

Merge contacts automatically

  1. Open the Contact Manager.
  2. On the drop-down menu, click More.
  3. Select Find and merge duplicates.
  4. You'll see the contacts with duplicate data listed.
    • If an entry has two or more contacts, be sure to check whether these are duplicate contacts; many people have similar names. You can expand them by clicking details next to each one and unchecking any that you don't want to fix.
  5. When you're ready, click Merge at the top of the list.
Contacts Preview
  1. Open Contacts Preview.
  2. On the left-hand menu, click Find duplicates.
  3. Merge contacts.
    • To merge one-by-one, click the gray Merge button at the top of each duplicate.
    • To merge all the duplicates, click the blue Merge all button at the top right of the page.

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