Create contacts

Old Contacts
  1. In the top left corner of your Gmail inbox, click Gmail.
  2. Choose Contacts.
  3. In the top left corner, click New Contact.
  4. Enter your contact's information. It will save automatically.

Automatically added contacts

Contacts are automatically added to your Contacts list each time you:

  • Reply, Reply to all, or Forward mail to new addresses.
  • Add a person to your Google+ circle.

Look for automatically added contacts in the Other Contacts group on the left side. If these names or addresses don't appear immediately, try waiting a few minutes or signing out of your account and signing back in.

If you don't want contacts to be automatically added:

  1. In the top right, click the gear Settings.
  2. In the General tab, find the “Create contacts for auto-complete” setting and choose I’ll add contacts myself.
Contacts preview
  1. Open Contacts preview.
  2. In the bottom right corner, click the red circle with the +.
  3. Type in the contact's name.
    If the contact's name is suggested below, you can click to add them, then click the pencil icon in the top right to edit their information.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Click the gray text that you'd like to edit. For example, if you want to add a nickname, click the text "Add a nickname." The gray text will go away when you start typing in the new information.
  6. In the top right, click Save.

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