Some how I removed my Contacts from the left side of Gmail. I know I still have them but I cannot find out how to list them as all instruction state "Click on Contacts on the left side", but as I say, I have removed this access somehow.

How can I restore this facility?

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    Is there a [+] sign next to the "Mail" label under the Google logo? May 10, 2011 at 21:50
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    That's it. Thanks. Please add this to your answer for others.
    – Xavierjazz
    May 10, 2011 at 22:24

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Click the gmail logo (left corner under Google) and the option gmail, contacts and tasks will come up. Obviously, click contacts.

Its a weird place to have put it... But hope this helped!


I'm working on how you get your Contacts back into Gmail, but until then, go to https://www.google.com/contacts and you should see them there.

Update 5/11/11:

If there is a [+] icon next to "Mail" in the upper-left corner, click it, and it will expand to reveal "Contacts" and "Tasks".


Check your Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension settings, un-check:

Relocate contacts and tasks to top navigation

  • Where would I find that?
    – Xavierjazz
    May 11, 2011 at 19:39
  • My guess is that "better gmail" is either a Chrome or Firefox extension. Not everyone has it installed by default, but if you do have it installed, some settings can do very funny things. (OTH, it is a nice extension. I've used it a lot in the past.) May 12, 2011 at 3:40

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