Looking to access your Gmail contact list?
As a Gmail user, you may be wondering where your Gmail contact list is located after the new interface update.
In this article, I’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to access your contact list in Gmail. To help you manage your Google contact list easily, I’ll also cover how to add contacts, label them, check for duplicates, and delete contacts.
This Article Contains:
- How to Find Your Gmail Contacts (Step-by-Step Guide)
- How to Manage Your Gmail Contacts (Step-by-Step Guide)
Let’s get started.
How to Find Your Gmail Contacts (Step-by-Step Guide)
If you’re confused about where your Gmail contact records are after the new Gmail interface update, don’t worry!
You can access your Google contact list in two ways:
A. The Gmail Method
Here’s how to access your Gmail contact records from your Gmail account:
Log in to your Gmail account and click on the square-like Google Apps icon on the upper right corner of your Gmail inbox.
The Google Apps drop-down menu will pop-up.
Click on the Google Contacts icon.
Once you click on the icon, your Gmail contact list page will appear.
Note: All the contacts in this article are from a sample mailing list.
B. The Google Homepage Method
You can access your contacts from your Google homepage as well. However, you must be signed in to your Google account for this to work.
Here are the steps to access your contacts list from the Google homepage:
Go to the Google homepage and click on the Google Apps icon on the upper right corner.
The Google Apps drop-down menu will appear.
Click on the Contacts icon.
And voila! You’ll be in your Google Contacts page.
You can also access your contacts directly by heading to contacts.google.com or using the Contacts app for Android devices.
And that’s everything you need to know about accessing your Google contacts list!
How to Manage Your Google Contacts (Step-by-Step Guide)
Knowing how to open your Google Gmail contacts page isn’t enough, right?
You also have to know how to manage your contacts to keep your contact list updated!
I’ll show you everything you need to know about managing your contact group in this section:
- How Do You Add Contacts in Gmail?
- How Do You Create Labels in Gmail Contacts?
- How Do You Manage Duplicates in Your Contacts List?
- How Do You Delete Contacts from Your Gmail Contact List?
1. How Do You Add Contacts in Gmail?
There are two ways to add a new contact in Gmail, and in this section, I’ll cover both ways:
A. How Can You Add Contacts Through the Google Contacts Page?
Here’s how to add Gmail contacts through the Google Contacts page:
Open the Google Contacts page.
Click on the Create Contact button on the top left.
Once you click on Create Contact, you will get the option to choose between adding a single contact or multiple contacts.
Note: For this article, I’ll create a single contact. However, if you want to add multiple contacts, you can either add them by their names and email addresses or use a CSV file.
An empty contact form will appear, as shown in the image below. You can fill in your new contact information accordingly.
You can even add labels to the contact to categorize it into a specific Gmail group like School or Work. This is what a completed form looks like:
Once you’re done, just click on Save and the contact will be added to your list.
B. How Do You Add Contacts from an Email?
This method is an easy way to add a person to your contact list straight from your email inbox. Here’s how to do it:
Go to your Gmail inbox and hover over an email until this dialog box showing the contact’s name and email address pops up.
Click on the Add to Contacts icon, and the person will be added to your Google contact list.
2. How Do You Create Labels in Gmail Contacts?
Categorizing contacts is essential to maintain an organized email list.
Gmail helps you create groups and label these contacts with a common contact group name to send an email message quickly to all your group members.
But that’s not all.
You can also add several labels to one contact and add them to multiple groups.
For example, if you have separate email groups for marketing and sales but only one manager overseeing both groups, you can add the manager to the marketing distribution list and the sales group email list.
Note: Adding a contact to a new group in Gmail is not the same as adding a contact to a Google group. Google Groups is meant for discussions between people who share similar interests.
Here are the steps to label contacts in Gmail:
Open the Google Contacts page.
Select the contacts you want to label. You can do this by hovering over their contact and clicking on the checkbox that appears over the contact icon.
Click on the labels icon on the top to create a new label.
From the drop-down menu that appears, select Create Label.
Type a label name and click Save.
That’s all you have to do to label contacts!
3. How Do You Manage Duplicates in Your Contacts List?
Having duplicate contacts can be a headache as they clutter up your contact list.
Thankfully, Gmail can automatically clean out all the duplicates from your contact list.
All you have to do is ask Gmail to clean it up.
Let’s see how you can clear up duplicates in your Gmail contact list:
Open the Google Contacts page.
Click on the Merge & fix icon on the left sidebar.
If there are any duplicate contacts, Gmail displays a number alongside it.
Here, I have 50 duplicates in my contacts list.
In the Merge & fix page, Gmail will show you each duplicated entry.
You have the choice to Merge all, which fixes every duplicate entry.
4. How Do You Delete Contacts from Your Gmail Contact List?
Keeping old and outdated contact information only adds to the clutter of your contacts list.
Here’s how you can delete old contact information and keep your contacts page updated:
Open Gmail Contacts.
Hover over the contact you want to delete and click on the three dots that appear on the right.
From the drop-down menu that appears, click on Delete.
When the confirmation window pops up, click on Delete again.
Note: If you want to delete multiple contacts at once, select contacts by clicking on their display pictures. Then, choose delete from the three dots on the top.
Ever since Google switched their interface, many people have been confused about how to access their contacts. However, it’s not that difficult.
Just follow the steps I’ve covered here, and you can access and manage your contacts with ease. Besides managing contacts, there’s so much more you can do with Gmail and Google Contacts.
You can sync events with the Google Calendar app, export and import contacts using the CSV format or a Google Sheet, and more!
Check out this article to learn more about exporting your Google contacts.
And if you’re looking to get the most functionality out of Gmail, consider giving GMass a try today. It’s the best email campaign tool you could ask for, and it will help take your email experience to the next level.
Ajay is the founder of GMass and has been developing email sending software for 20 years.