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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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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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Setting an account picture for “other” accounts when using the Gmail mobile app

Recently I've noticed that if you have a picture associated with your Google account, and you send an email using your Gmail account to someone using the Gmail mobile app. That picture will show on ...
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LinkedIn is unable to import email contacts

I used to be able to export my Gmail contacts to LinkedIn, but from last evening, it does not work anymore. As the screenshot shows, it says "We are unable to import your email contacts. Please try ...
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How can we only see newly-imported people while importing email contacts to LinkedIn?

I have a special mail list containing more than 1000 people. The emails are in a CSV file and have also been imported to a special Gmail (xiaoyuan201026@gmail.com). Now, I want to import this email ...
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How can I tell Google Contacts to dial with the callto: instead of hangouts?

At work I have a Skype for Business installed as a softphone. I would like to be able to call Google contacts using this. However, when I call from inside Google contacts, it just goes ahead and dials ...
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Is there a way to filter by multiple Groups in Gmail Contacts?

In Gmail, let's say I have 7 contacts in Group A and 9 contacts in Group B. 2 contacts are in both Group A and Group B. Is there a way I can filter to get results of only the contacts that are in ...
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Finding time when Google Contact got created

Is there a way to find out when a particular contact in my Google Contacts addressbook got created?
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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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Is there a way to auto-populate anniversaries from Google Contacts to Google Calendar?

There are lots of questions out there asking how to add birthdays and anniversaries to Google Calendar. I know how to auto-populate birthdays from Google Contacts to Google Calendar. And I know how to ...
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Moving contacts from my personal contacts in Google to a directory

I have 27,000 records in my Google contacts and want to move them to the G Suite directory. I still have the original upload CSV files but cannot see anywhere where I can upload them. You cannot drag-...
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When you delete a 'label' from your Google Contacts

When you delete a label from your google Contacts, (Delete label but keep contact info) where does the contact info reside now? I assumed it would go to the main Google "contact" list, but they did ...
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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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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 to remove label for multiple Google Contacts?

I have thousands of contacts with automatically create labels from each import in the past I did. I understood how to remove labels for a single contact, but how can I do this bulk on multiple ...
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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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Sending email to a contact group does not send to all group members

I have many contact groups and use them to send email to many people at once. When I enter the group name in the recipient section of a draft, though, not all contacts from the group are entered, ...
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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 add filter and label to group in Gmail contacts?

I have my Gmail contacts sorted into groups. In my mail I also have labels associated with filters-for specific people I have a filter associated with a label. For the filter creation, how do I ...
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How can I transfer Google contacts with photos to another account?

When I export my contacts from Google Contacts (contacts.google.com), none of my contact's photos are included. Additionally, when I attempt to import a VCF file containing photos, the web interface ...
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Google import contacts from CSV not working - workaround?

I'm trying to import contacts from my Microsoft Outlook (company server) to my Gmail, but whatever I try, it fails. Even when I export my contacts in Gmail to a CSV and then try to import it again, ...
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Google Contacts Restore

I am seeing a lot of info on how to restore deleted contacts "Contacts - More - Undo" but I am not seeing that in my Google Contacts account, have they removed that feature?
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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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Multiplied e-mail addresses in Google Contacts

Each time I save an change (to any field) in Google Contacts, GC multiplies number of e-mails addresses I have for this contact, i.e. adds a new entry with exactly the same value. When you look at ...
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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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How to send to a list of people by bcc in Gmail, but Salutation begin with their first names

In Gmail --- How to: send to a list of people by bcc (blind carbon copy), but in the Salutation, writing Dear ... with their first names. For example, in Bcc: N1, N2, N3, ..., Nj, ... ...
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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 can I change the order of email-addresses in Google Contacts?

I have many contacts in Google Contacts with more than one email address, and I'd prefer to order them in a certain manner. Short of copy and pasting all of them, is there a drag-and-drop feature of ...
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How can I keep emails received from certain email addresses out of my “promotions” tab in Gmail?

I'm OK with GMail's promotions tab keeping away most of the corporate newsletters I receive out of sight whenever I want to read my email. Sometimes, however, Gmail thinks an order confirmation ...
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Direct URL to a particular person in Google Contacts?

I would like to (keep) using Google Contacts as my primary hub for contact info. However, I would benefit greatly from the ability to link with a URL to a particular person directly from various other ...
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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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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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Why don't gmail contact groups show in Google contacts on my phone?

I created a contact group using labels in gmail.com. But when I go to create an email on my android phone using the Gmail app, this isn't listed either when I start typing the name, or view my entire ...
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Lost phone contacts after deleting Gmail acount

How can I restore my Gmail account once I've deleted it and it's been almost a month since I deleted from my iPhone 10? I have lost most of my important contacts and no other way to recover
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How do I copy a friend's Facebook profile picture to Google Contacts?

How do I copy a friend's Facebook profile picture to my Google Contact entry for my friend?
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Is there a way for Gmail to filter incoming messages where sender's address is in your Contacts?

While Gmail does have some fuzzy intelligence with categorizing/flagging email when the sender address is in your contacts, is it possible to create a rule that explicitly performs some action of your ...
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Exporting contacts then importing revised CSV file

I needed to add a bunch of data to our contacts file so I exported all contacts to a CSV file. When I re-imported and clicked to merge duplicates I still had nearly twice as many contacts as before. ...
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In Gmail, when creating a group, how can I specify which email address to use for a contact with multiple email addresses?

How to specify which email address should be used for a group created in Gmail Contacts? In the group list, there is a drop-down field that looks like it could be used for selecting the email to use ...
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How do you get the profile picture from the google account of someone else to store on your contact list?

I recently noticed that my brother changed his pic, but it only synced with the phone number he associated with the google account. I am unable to either view or edit my contact to update the pic. On ...
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Incorrect contacts images when searching in Google Contacts

My company has its name given in each contact's details so I can display all contacts from that company using a search query. When I do so, I see some incorrect photos or no photos at all. When I ...
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Manage multiple addresses for the same contact in a Gmail contacts group

I use a group in Gmail to spam my friends with an occasional email when I travel on business. Some of my contacts have multiple live email addresses, which I would like in the list. The latest ...
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Does Gmail deal with contacts email changing?

People change jobs or change email. So we need to update their contact details in Gmail. Does Gmail keep track of the old email addresses behind the scenes? I have always kept the old email addresses ...
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Can I have Gmail automatically add a prefix to the subject line when emailing a particular group?

I would like to automatically add a prefix to the subject line everytime I send email to a particular group I have set up in Gmail. For example, whenever I email a colleague, I want to add "Office:" ...
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Disappearing Addresses in Contacts

It is March 2019 -- and I still have email addresses disappear from contacts and groups. I am a minister and have grouped my congregation, and members are not receiving my emails. When I check they ...
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Timeout error while running script to get ames with address, phone number, email, and job titles

I have over 500 contacts in Google. I am wanting to list all the contacts that are associated with a particular company into a sheet. When I run the following script, I receive a timeout error. ...
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How to remove contact from Hangouts? [duplicate]

I can't find anywhere an action to this. I need to remove the name of a dead person in my Hangouts contacts. I can only seem to Block or Hide a name. Does anyone know how to remove the name ...
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