How to add contacts in Gmail: 10 steps (with pictures)

How to add contacts in Gmail: 10 steps (with pictures)
How to add contacts in Gmail: 10 steps (with pictures)
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Learn how to add someone to your Gmail contacts. Gmail automatically adds people to your contact list when you send them an email, but you can add more manually using Google Contacts. If you have an Android device, you can use the Google Contacts app. If you're using a computer, iPhone, or iPad, you can access Google Contacts on the app's website. You can also add contacts directly from your Gmail emails when viewing your Gmail inbox on a computer.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Use Google Contacts

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 1

Step 1. Go to Google Contacts in your browser

You can use any browser on your computer, phone or tablet. If you have an Android device, you can choose to use the Google Contacts app instead of your browser. Its icon is a white silhouette on a blue background.

  • Some Android devices have a different Contacts app by default. To verify that you are using the correct application, open the Play store, search Google Contacts and press To install on the Google Contacts app. If the app is already installed, you don't have to do anything!
  • If you are not yet logged in, you will be prompted to do so before you can continue.
Add Contacts in Gmail Step 2

Step 2. Click or tap +

The little plus sign can be found at the bottom right on a phone or tablet. If you are on a computer, click + Create a contact on the top corner left.

If you are using an Android device, this should automatically open the Create New Contact window

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 3

Step 3. Click or tap Create Contact

This only appears on a computer and iPhones and iPads. The Create New Contact window will appear. If you have an Android device, just go to the next step.

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 4

Step 4. Enter the contact details of the person to add

Enter their first name, last name, phone number and email address in each appropriate field. They can also be pre-populated if the Gmail information for that contact is correct.

  • Click or tap See more to open options, including the option for phonetic spellings and nicknames.
  • Do not hesitate to leave a field empty. For example, if you just want to register an email address for one of your contacts, you don't need to enter a phone number.
Add Contacts in Gmail Step 5

Step 5. Click or tap Save

It's at the bottom right. Your new contact will be added to your Gmail list.

Method 2 of 2: Add from email in Gmail

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 6

Step 1. Go to the Gmail website in your browser

Your Gmail inbox will open if you are already signed in to your Google account in your browser. If you are not logged in, follow the on-screen instructions.

You can only do this by using Gmail.com on a computer - this is not possible in the Gmail mobile app

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 7

Step 2. Click on an email of the person to add to your list

The content of the message will be displayed.

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 8

Step 3. Hover your mouse over the name of the person in question

It's at the top of the post. A small pop-up window will quickly appear.

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 9

Step 4. Click More Info in the pop-up window

It's at the bottom left of the window. A panel will open on the right of Gmail.

Add Contacts in Gmail Step 10

Step 5. Click the Add Contact icon

It is represented by the silhouette of a person with a plus symbol. It's at the bottom right of the right panel. The sender is then added to your Gmail contacts.

If you can't find this icon, it means the person is already in your contact list

Advice

  • You can also import contacts into Gmail from another service (eg Yahoo).
  • If you send an email in Gmail, the contact will automatically be added to your list. Contacts are also saved automatically when you interact with people using other Google products, such as sharing a file in Google Drive or a photo in Google Photos.
  • If you don't want Gmail to automatically save contacts when you write to people open Settings in a browser, scroll to Add contacts for autocomplete and select Add contacts by myself.

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