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3 Easy Ways to Add Contacts in Gmail

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There are many ways to manage your Gmail inbox. From creating filters, groups and labels, to adding contacts in Gmail and whitelisting domains that matter the most.

Adding important/ or frequently contacted emails to Contacts in Gmail is one of the best ways to stay on top of your Gmail inbox.

It’s also an easy way to keep your Gmail inbox streamlined and easier to work with.

How to add contacts in Gmail?

Simple — There are three ways to do that.

Method I: Adding contacts in Gmail from scratch

1. Log into your Gmail Account.

2. Click on the ‘waffle’ app launching icon at the top right corner > choose ‘Contacts’ from the drop down menu. 

(or go to Google Contacts)

Method I: Adding contacts in Gmail from scratch


3. On the Contacts page of your Gmail account, Click on the ‘+ Create a contact’ button at the top left.

+ Create a contact button

3. Click ‘Create a contact’.

Clicking on + Create a contact button

4. Populate the contact details page with the name, email address, phone number and any details you’d like to add to your contact.

Populating the contact details

5. You can also add a label to your new contact to add them to a specific Gmail contact group. (Optional)

Adding a label

5. Save your new contact.

Saving your new contact

6. Ta-da! — Now your Gmail contact has been created. 

You can find it by scrolling down your contacts list or performing a simple search in your contacts as shown below. 

Finding your new contact


Method II: Adding a contact in Gmail straight from your inbox

You can also add an email address to Gmail contacts straight from your Inbox if you’ve received an email from them:

1.Open an email from the sender you’d like to add to contacts.

2.Hover your mouse over that contact at the top right of your email.


3.From the window that pops up, click ‘add to contacts’

Et voila, that contact has been added to your Gmail contacts now.

Method III: Import Contacts into Gmail

1.Go to https://contacts.google.com/

2.Choose the ‘Import contacts’ option.

Method III: Import Contacts into Gmail

3.Click ‘Select File’.

Selecting File

4.Now Choose your file then Click Import.

5.Your file is now imported.

Alternatively, instead of importing a file, you can Select Google CSV, then Click Export.



BONUS: Hit that balancing between receiving too much Spam and missing out on important emails by Whitelisting the domains that matter in Gmail.

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