How to Add New Contacts to Gmail

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Google Contacts is a tool that lets you sync all your Gmail contacts in one place. The feature makes it easier to navigate through your contact list and can save you a lot of time when sending emails.

Because they're made by the same company, Google Contacts and Gmail easily work hand-in-hand. Adding contacts in Gmail means you also add them to Google Contacts.

In this article, you'll learn how to add new contacts to Gmail and get the most out of this incredibly useful tool.



How to Add New Contacts to Gmail from Windows PC, Mac, or Chromebook

Gmail and Google Contacts are accessible through your desktop or laptop browser. Also, there are two main ways to add contacts to Gmail on desktop and laptop: from the Gmail page or using the Google Contacts online feature. So no matter what device you're using, adding contacts to your Gmail account works pretty much the same.

Add contacts using Gmail

Suppose you received an email from a business associate or friend and you don't want to have to search for the original email and copy the address every time you want to send them an email. E-mail. If you access your Gmail account through the desktop, adding them to an easily accessible contact list just got really easy:

  1. Go to your Gmail inbox.

  2. Open the email of the contact you want to add to your contact list.


  3. Hover your mouse pointer over the contact's name or photo.

  4. Click on " Add to Contacts. »


That's it, you have successfully added the contact to your list.

Adding contacts using Google Contacts

You may have never used the Google Contacts web tool, or if you do, you rarely use it. In fact, you probably use it much less often than Gmail. But it may help to know that adding contacts to Google Contacts on desktops and laptops has been made easier and simpler. First of all, it may be useful to know that you have two options when creating contacts using Google Contacts: create an individual contact and create a group contact.

The first option is pretty self-explanatory. The latter option makes it easier to send recurring group emails. Here's how to create both.

  1. Go to Google Contacts in your favorite browser.

  2. Navigate to the lower right corner of the page.

  3. Click the plus (+) icon.

  4. Select " Create contact » or " Create multiple contacts.

  5. Enter required/optional information or email addresses of future group members.

  6. Click on " To safeguard " or " To create. »

How to Add New Contacts to Gmail Using Mobile/Tablet Devices

When using the Gmail app on an Android or iOS device, you won't be able to add contacts through the app itself. The option just isn't there. Maybe Google will add this option somewhere down the line, but right now it's not possible.



Second, the Google Contacts app only exists for Android devices. However, iOS users should be aware that the mobile web version of the app looks and works quite identically to the Android app version. So, if you want to access Google Contacts through your iOS device, access Google Contacts in a browser. If you're already signed in to your Google account, you won't have to worry about entering your credentials either. Here's how to access it.

  1. Open the Google Contacts app (on Android) or navigate to its mobile web browser version (on iOS).

  2. Follow the same instructions explained for the desktop version above.

How to Add Contacts from Gmail to Outlook

Although Gmail is by far the most popular email application in the world, some people prefer to use Outlook as their preferred email application. They both have their advantages. On the one hand, Gmail has a clean, simple and user-friendly interface that is easy to understand and navigate. On the other hand, while Outlook isn't complicated, it's a bit more complex than Gmail. This is because Outlook has advanced features that can help "power users" of email.

So if you've decided to switch from Gmail to Outlook, or want to use both but also want to import contacts from Gmail, here's how to do it. Keep in mind that exporting contacts from Google Contacts works the same on all devices.

Contact export

Before the standalone Google Contacts feature was created, you had to export contacts through Gmail. Now you don't even have to use the Gmail website. Here's how.



  1. If you don't want to export all the contacts in your list, select the ones you want to export.
  2. Go to the left panel.
  3. Select " Export. »

  4. To choose " Selected Contacts » or " Contacts. »

  5. Under « Export as », Check “ CS Outlook.

  6. Click on " Export. »

Import Gmail contacts to Outlook

You will need Outlook 2013 or 2016 to successfully import contacts from Gmail.

  1. In Outlook, go to the " To file " tongue.

  2. Select " Open and export.

  3. Go to " Import from another program or file » and select " Next. »
  4. Select " Comma Separated Values ​​» and click on " Next. »

  5. Choose how you want duplicate contacts to be handled and go to " Next. »

  6. Now select the folder where you saved the exported Gmail contacts and click on “ Next. »

  7. Click on " To finish. »

That's it. You have successfully imported Gmail contacts to Outlook.

Google Contacts and Gmail

Adding contacts to Google Contacts will make them easily available in Gmail on the same account. So, when you send messages using Gmail, start typing the name of the contact you want to email and their full email address will start auto-filling.

Google contacts exist outside of Gmail for a good reason. The feature is more than a storage solution for your email contacts. Google Contacts can sync and organize key information about your individual contacts. In addition to finding an email address, you can enter information such as their phone number, a link to the company the contact works for, even specific notes about the contact (date of birth, job title, post, etc).

Adding new contacts to Gmail and using Google Contacts

Google has made adding new contacts to Gmail very simple and straightforward. In fact, they've gone out of their way to create a comprehensive feature, Google Contacts, to consolidate your contact information in one place.

We hope this entry has helped you efficiently add new contacts to your Gmail account through Gmail itself or using Google Contacts. We also hope that you will now make more extensive use of the Google Contacts feature. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us in the comments section below.

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