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For questions about the web interface of Google's people manager, either as a standalone product or associated with Gmail.

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If you delete a label and ALL contacts in it, will that also delete those contacts from other labels?

There are 1253 contacts separated by last name Alpha in 26 labels. I just imported the list to create ONE label for ALL those contacts. Now the number of contacts has doubled. I want to get rid of ...
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Only display email in `To` field when sending a Gmail message

I often name people in my Gmail account's contact with the "funny" name(s) that remind me of who they are like Smith from Company A, Smith Funny, Smith big head, etc. When sending message in Gmail, ...
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How to correctly show contact names in Gmail

Most of my contacts are businesses, I was able to find the field "Archive as" in my Google Contacts which helped in organizing them. However when entering a contact in Gmail, it still shows the ...
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Sending an email to ALL email addresses of EVERY member in a group with new CONTACTS

I used to be able to add multiple email addresses for a single contact to a group label. Now - you can just add the label to the contact and it selects just one email address to use. How do I get ...
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Can I make Gmail use the nickname as the primary method of autocompleting contacts?

Is it possible to make Gmail use the "Nickname" field as the first choice for autocompleting a contact when writing an email? And, if possible, also for ordering them in contacts? I don't know what ...
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Advanced search in Google Contacts

Is there any way to do perform advanced searches in Google Contacts? For example, wild card operators, AND operator, OR operator etc? I want to search anywhere in a name, not just the beginning of a ...
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How to remove unwanted email address from list of autocomplete suggestions in Gmail “To” field

I entered user@example.org but accidentally mispelled the address. then Gmail will most likely save the email for future reference. However, when you send your email, an email pops up in your Inbox ...
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Gmail: Search for email based on name stored in contacts

I have at least one friend with a Gmail address associated with a fake name. In my contacts list, I have the correct name associated with the email address. I can then type this person's name in the ...
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In Gmail, how do I set the default email address for a contact that has two email addresses?

When I enter the person's name in the To field, the auto-complete comes up, and lists the several email addresses that I have for this person. The first email address that it lists, is not the one ...
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Birthdays without years in Google Contacts (2018 version) are out by 1 day

When viewing a Contact in the new (2018) Google Contacts in a browser on desktop, the birth date is out by 1 day (1 day early) when the birth date is entered without a year, eg. "13 July" shows as "12 ...
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How to suppress autocomplete for email address in Gmail without deleting from Contacts

I have contacts who have changed email address over the years. I don't want to lose my record of their old addresses in case I want to read old emails. But I want to remember which email to use when ...
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The display name of gmail does not change even after changing it on settings

In Gmail settings I went the section "Send email as" and set it to "Alphabeta", six months ago. However when I sent an email last week, my display showed as "A B". My username is "alphabeta" so, I do ...
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Not all contacts imported from Hotmail to Google Contacts

Helping a friend move from Hotmail to Gmail. First thing on the order of business is importing the contacts. After exporting the contacts from outlook.live.com as contacts.csv and importing them on ...
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How to download all directory contacts?

How do I export all the contacts from the directory? I can not select all of the contacts, only 250 at a time (which would be time consuming). Also, the more button is grayed out, which prevents the ...
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Can I merge my contacts list on two Gmail accounts?

I have two Gmail accounts. My main email account and one that was set up by a Sprint employee when I first purchased my smartphone. Is there a way I can merge the contact lists I have on both ...
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Searching Google Contacts - Last name PLUS first name

Is it possible to have more than one search criterion in Google Contacts ? For instance, can a user search by both last name and first name ?
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Gmail other contacts

In Gmail under other contacts there are people that I never contacted and have no clue who they are. Why are they there? How do they get on there?
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Importing contacts into Gmail does nothing. Why?

In the Contacts section of GMail, I go to the More... menu, select the .csv file of my contacts and the click Import. The browser thinks for a minute or so then comes back. However, none of the ...
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Download list of contact information and check if Google Account

In order to retrieve a list of all of my contacts into a Google spreadsheet, I exported them as a Google CSV and then imported them into a new spreadsheet. Determine if the contact is a Google ...
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How to share ONLY several fields of the contacts

I already know how to share google contacts with my team. But I need to share only SEVERAL fields with each people. Imagine I wish to share all contacts but not all the information, but only phone ...
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Editing labels for contacts with multiple email addresses

It looks like the latest version of Google Contacts is not allowing the labels/groups to be edited with the drop down menu anymore - when there are multiple email addresses listed for a single contact....
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Exact duplicates in Google Contacts not found in “Duplicates”

When I export a contact of Google Contacts in Google CSV format and import it again without changing the file, I get two exact the same contacts. Google can not find it in Duplicates: https://...
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How can I search for a term that will match only the “city” in Google Contacts

I am documenting a process to get one's Google Contacts in a given city and plot them on a custom Google Map. The first step of this is to search in https://contacts.google.com/ for the city. However, ...
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How do I delete all of my Google Contacts with a certain label?

I've synced all the employees' contacts of my previous work to my Google Contacts. Luckily they're all labeled with the company name, but I can't seem to find a way to deleted/archive/hide them all. ...
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How can you share a CRM-like phone book with Google Contacts?

We'd like to share contacts stored in Google Contacts with the entire company. We have 1,000+ client records and phone numbers that we'd like everyone in the company to have access to. We've been ...
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How do I force merge contacts in Google Contacts?

Google Contacts automatically identifies potential duplicates and supports merging these candidates, but I can't figure out how to force or suggest candidates for merging.
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How to share a list of contacts with my organization using GSuite?

I would like my co-workers to share their contacts information, so I'm able to contact this person my coworker spoke with, like a mutualized contacts directory. Is that possible?
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Can I Create a Bigger Gmail Group from Several (Smaller) Gmail Groups?

I have three gmail groups A, B and C, each with say ten members. Now I want create another bigger gmail group, say, BIG containing all the members of A, B, and C. I tried simply clicking on the ...
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How can I add/ view Google Contact info for email sender within Gmail?

I'd like to be able to view Notes for a particular contact within Gmail. Click on email from or to them. One-Click ADD to Contacts (if not already IN contact) Next time I click on an email from/to ...
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How to add GPS coordinates instead of address in new Google Contacts

tl;dr: How to add GPS location instead of address in new Google Contacts using PC computer? It seems to be possible only using mobile version (Contacts in Android). I'd like to add a GPS coords ...
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How to change a contact's autocomplete email order in Gmail?

I have always been under the impression that the order of email addresses for a contact is the order in which their autocomplete suggestions will pop up. So if I have a contact with multiple email ...
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In Google Contacts, how to delete ALL “Other contacts” ALL AT ONCE?

First: How to delete ALL "Other contacts" ALL AT ONCE ? Not one at a time. I want to delete ALL "Other contacts" in one motion. Second: How to prevent Google from collecting anymore "Other contacts" ?...
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How can I clean up my Gmail address book?

I've used Gmail since 2004, and now I have about 3000 Gmail contacts. I don't recognize the vast majority of them and many of my contacts are just email addresses. Over the years I've synced my ...
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Google Maps: add to contacts

I've searched Google Maps for a business. I've found it. I'm looking at the popup/bubble/whatever on the map, for that business. Is there something I can from this point to quickly get that ...
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Contacts under labels on Google

I'm having problems in the Google Contacts, I have several groups of contacts set up with labels i.e. Staff so I don't need to type all the email addresses it just auto fills with all the contacts ...
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Making a Contact Group in Gmail from an email

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 ...
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gmail not auto-completing email address even though it is saved in my contacts

Using Gmail on windows 10 computer and whenever i type in the "to" field it brings up some of the saved contacts but not others. When i switch to simplified view it works as expected. I have tried ...
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Remove/Revoke LinkedIn access to my gmail contacts

LinkedIn had access to my gmail contacts. I am usually careful about these issues, but I guess it was me who, at some point, granted LinkedIn access to them by mistake. That is already done. Now I ...
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What are “other contacts” in the new Google Contacts?

The new Google Contacts (Material) seems to have made a clear cut between "My Contacts" (the contacts which were before in the "My Contacts" group) and which are synchronized to mobile devices and "...
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How do you setup a contact in Gmail to send to two email addresses?

I have some contacts that have two email addresses and want group emails to go to both of them. Is there a way to setup one contact so that group emails will go to two different email addresses, or ...
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Is it possible to export the contacts from my company's directory?

So, I've been using my Google account through Thunderbird and it's been working mostly fine, but something that it's been bothering me for a while now is that I don't have the company's contacts ...
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How do you import multiple VCF or CSV Files to Google Contacts

I was trying to find a way to import multiple VCF/CSV contacts to Google Contacts in one shot, instead of adding one by one.
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How to delete non-existant alias for ALL users in a G-suite?

I'm the admin of G-Suite. My (50) users see an unwanted contact (of a deleted alias) in their gmail to/cc/bcc auto-complete list. How can I force removal of that "ghost" contact for ALL users in my ...
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How to block a set of related email addresses in Gmail

I created a filter so that every email from specific email addresses get deleted. However, it doesn't work at all and all of these emails shown in my Inbox. This is how I configured the filter. ...
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Manage autofill contacts in Gmail

This started as how do I delete an incorrect email address which is stored in the autofill list in gmail. I searched for help on this site which indicated I can do this through managing contacts. ...
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Why don't Automatic additions to Other Contacts happen as they should?

Gmail has a setting "When I send a message to a new person, add them to Other Contacts so that I can auto-complete to them next time." (The opposite is "I'll add contacts myself," i.e. manually.) ...
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Email everyone in a google group except myself

We have a group of techs in our company. As the list grows it becomes harder and harder to remember who to add. We want a group of emails (e.g. techs@mycompany.org). Whenever one of us wants to send ...
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Gmail redundant email suggestions in the TO field

All the answers given to this question do not delete the redundant email addresses. They are all deleted in my contacts folder but as soon as I start a new email, the redundant addresses all show ...
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Gmail suggests old contacts

Gmail used to put my most used or most recently used addresses at the top of the suggestion box when I type into the "To" field, and now not only does it not put them at the top, but it doesn't even ...
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When I add a Google Contact, if there is an existing photo, where does it come from?

In a few instances, I have added a new contact on my phone, which is synched to Google Contacts. When viewing in Contacts, there is an existing photo associated with that person. Where is this photo ...

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