I am aware of the way to send a mail to a group of users, by creating a contact list. Is there a way to add all the users to cc in a different email?


to [email protected]
cc my personal group.

Drag and dropping of contacts doesn't seem to work.

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  • I'm not clear on what you're trying to do. Adding email addresses to CC by using a contact group is the same as adding to the TO field. Are you asking how to send individual messages to your CC list?
    – ale
    Feb 24, 2014 at 14:31
  • I do not think it is the same. See if you wish to mail all people in your contact group you can do this: Go to Gmail -> Contacts -> Select the group -> Click on the top left most button and check the box -> All the email ids are selected. Then I can click on the mail icon and send a mail to all of them. I wish to have the email address in my cc list and not in my to field.
    – gudge
    Feb 25, 2014 at 0:44
  • If is still not clear I will post screen shots.
    – gudge
    Feb 25, 2014 at 0:45
  • Ah. Simple enough. Answer forthcoming.
    – ale
    Feb 25, 2014 at 0:57

2 Answers 2


In your compose window, simply start typing the name of the contact group in the Cc field.

compose window

When you see the contact group you want to use, just click on it (or use the arrow keys to highlight it then press enter). All of the email addresses for the contacts in that group will be added to the field. Of course, this works for To and Bcc as well.

  • Excellent. There is one Glitch. Say the group starts of with the same name as one of the memebers.e.g Say the group name is hello and one of the members name is hello123 When you type hello what comes up is hello123. This is what I see for larger groups (> 70). But renaming the group tp something obscure (x_a_b_c_d), solves the issue. I can live with it. Thanks for the screen shot.
    – gudge
    Feb 25, 2014 at 2:28

Just include all recipients in the gmail group and then simply drag and drop the cc recipient to the cc position....

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