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Group & sort contacts

You can organize your contacts into groups or sort them alphabetically in Google Contacts.

Empty contact groups: We are aware of this issue and actively investigating a solution. Don't worry, your contacts haven't been deleted, so you can still find and email your contacts

Add contacts to a group

Create a contact group
  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. On the left, click Groups and then New group.
  3. Type a new group name.
  4. Click Create group.
Add contacts to a group
  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Hover your mouse over the contact’s photo or People People, then check the box that shows up. If you don’t see a photo or icon next to the contact’s name, go to group contacts in old Contacts.
  3. In the top right, click Group Group contacts.
  4. Click the group name you want to add the contact to. A checkmark will show up next to the groups the contact is added to.

Edit or delete a group

Remove contacts from a group
  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Hover your mouse over the contact’s photo or People People, then check the box that shows up. If you don’t see a photo or icon next to the contact’s name, go to group contacts in old Contacts.
  3. In the top right, click Group Group contacts.
  4. A checkmark will be next to any group the contact is in. To remove a contact from a group, click the group name.
Rename a group
  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. On the left, click Groups.
  3. Click the group you want to rename.
  4. At the top, click Edit Edit.
  5. Type a new group name.
  6. Click OK.
Delete a group
  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. On the left, click Groups.
  3. Click the group you want to delete.
  4. At the top, click Delete Delete.
  5. Choose whether to keep or delete the contacts in the group.
  6. Click Delete.

Sort contacts alphabetically

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. In the top right, click Sort Sort.
  3. Choose to sort your contacts by first or last name.

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