I received an email with dozens of people in the cc: field. I would like to convert this list of addresses to a contact group in Gmail. Is there a simple way of doing this without writing a script or entering each person into the group from the "Other Contacts" list?

1 Answer 1

  1. Open the Gmail conversation/message.
  2. At the right of the recipients fields, click the "Show details" dropdown button.
  3. Copy the list of addresses.
  4. Go to the Google / Gmail contacts manager.
  5. If the Google Contacts Preview UI is shown, change to the old Contacts UI.
  6. Create a new group.
  7. Click the "Add to " group name button.
  8. Paste the list of addresses.
  9. Click the Add button.

For an alternate method, see this answer to Create Group Email from Labels

  • I tried this now and had a problem with the new interface. I had to switch to the old contact list to import the addresses in bulk.
    – drescherjm
    Oct 3, 2018 at 17:48
  • This is a protected question, and I can't post the full answer with nice pictures and etc. unfortunately. The caveat with the new interface is to choose an option to import contacts in Google Contacts: 1. Open Google Contacts and make label, 2. Select label in the list, 3. Click 'Import' on the panel below labels, 4. Now, we don't have a csv file, so we choose 'Create Multiple Contacts' instead, 5. Copy-paste the list of addresses in the field from Gmail conversation/message like explained in this answer.
    – Wormer
    Apr 22, 2020 at 12:47
  • @Wormer Post a "basic" answer and once you get some reputation on this site you could enhance it with screenshots, etc. Apr 22, 2020 at 13:31
  • @Ruben There is no way for me to post any kind of answer to this question, despite the fact that I got some reputation on other Stack Exchange sites. This all doesn't matter much since the information I wanted to share with people is there and hopefully not that hard to find. Thank you.
    – Wormer
    Apr 23, 2020 at 16:05

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