FAQ - How do I Create Contacts?

Creating contacts

To add a new contact, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your mailbox.
  2. Open your Contacts list by clicking the triangle next to the LARGE Mail in the top-left corner of your Gmail page and select Contacts.  (Contacts are also available at www.google.com/contacts.)
  3. Click the New Contact button in the top-left corner.
  4. Enter your contact's information in the appropriate fields. Any information you add will save automatically.


Email addresses are automatically added to your Contacts list each time you use the Reply, Reply to all, or Forward functions to send mail to addresses that don't already exist in your Contacts list. If you use Google+, adding a person to your circle will also add them to your Contacts list in Gmail. If these addresses don't appear immediately, try waiting a few minutes or signing out of your account and signing back in.

Look for automatically added contacts in the Other Contacts group on the left side.

If you don't want contacts to be automatically added, follow these steps:

  1. Click the  gear in the top right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the General tab, find the “Create contacts for auto-complete” setting and choose I’ll add contacts myself.
For more information, check out the Google Mail Help Files Here.

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