Google Contacts

What is the reason for the (1) in My Contacts (1) on the left? I have clicked the link, but it has no effect. I've refreshed the page a dozen times and still get the same count. Is there a default contact in my list? Might there be any sort of pending process in the background?

  • You do appear to have a (blank) contact line/entry with a checkbox to the left? Have you tried clicking on this entry? – MrWhite Sep 23 '13 at 7:51
  • yup..you're right.. a blank entry is there. Now only noted!! – ajmalmhd04 Sep 23 '13 at 7:58
  • yes . you can , but I think google should avoid such entry as there is no data in that row. Its a type of bug. – ajmalmhd04 Sep 23 '13 at 9:10
  • I thought you were implying that it just contained a "note" ("Now only noted")? Maybe there are other non-visible characters (spaces?) in some of the fields? – MrWhite Sep 23 '13 at 9:21
  • no. everything is empty – ajmalmhd04 Sep 23 '13 at 9:23

You do appear to have one (blank) contact line/entry with a checkbox to the left.

Blank contact record

You say this record is entirely empty, however, it is possible to create an almost empty contact record with a single space in one of the fields.

Whilst it doesn't seem possible to easily create an entirely empty contact record, you can edit that contact record, delete the space (or any data it might contain), save the record, and end up with an entirely blank contact record. Note that Gmail auto-saves contact records, so this could happen without you explicitly do so.

Presumably you can delete this "blank" entry to have an entirely empty contacts list?


I mentioned that the record is entirely empty,

I'll try to display what I've done: 1) tried with NEW CONTACT and entered test@gmail.com in the field Email and clicked outside the form.

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Next, clicked the same field, clikd Ctrl + A and Delete enter image description here

Now click My Contacts, We still see My Contacts(1)

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    Yes, this is basically the same as what I said in my answer... deleting/emptying the fields of a contact record and saving does not delete the contact record itself. You should note that Gmail auto-saves contacts and emails, without you explicitly doing so. In your first screenshot, you can see that Gmail has saved a valid contact record. In the second step, you are editing it. – MrWhite Sep 23 '13 at 10:36

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