Questions tagged [google-contacts]

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

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Using the “People” feature of Google Photos to populate Google Contacts photos

I have recently discovered the People feature of Google Photos to group photos of the same person together in an album. Once all your photos have been grouped, you can tell Google who the person is (...
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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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Can I locate a Google Contact on maps?

How do I locate a contact on Google Maps? I am trying to find an address to their house and the directions. I have tried a search but nothing comes up in the search query.
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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 to use getContactGroups() to list all groups the contacts belongs to

I've the following script which grabs my contacts: function onOpen() { var spreadsheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet(); var menuEntries = []; menuEntries.push( {name: "Read Contacts", ...
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Delete hundreds of Google Calendar events created by Zapier

I set up a "Zap" with Zapier that was supposed to create a Calendar event every time I created a new contact. I added "whenever a contact is updated" to the formula and linked it to my contacts and ...
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Can I create a Contacts group in Gmail based on email search criteria?

If I search "Office" in my Gmail, is there any way to add all of the contacts involved in those emails to a Contacts group? I have hundreds of contacts I would like to add to a mailing list that I ...
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Delegating my contacts do not show contact groups to other party

I have Google Apps. I have delegated my Google Contacts to a colleague with full editing rights. He can see and edit contacts and contacts remain in the groups I had assigned them to, but he cannot ...
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How can I import Gmail ZIP (contacts, emails) into another Gmail account?

I have exported all my contacts and emails from my Gmail account (as ZIP file) and want to import them into another Gmail account. How can I do it? I only found solutions using POP3/Imap and it doesn'...
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Google Contacts date format for birthdays, without the year, which date formats work?

For example, if you enter the birthday in Google Contacts as 13 May or May 13 or 13/5 or 1305 or 13.05 will the birthday flow through to Google Calendars?
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Is there a way to automate texting based on a group a contact is added to in Google Contacts

I'm wondering if there's a way to send a generic pre-written message to any/every contact that's added to a Google contact group.
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Why do some users on my Google contacts list have the ability to be added to circles

I was going through my contacts on the Google contacts app. For some reason I have some contacts I can add to my Google+ circles and others I cannot. Any idea why not?
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Google Calendar guest email autocomplete stopped working

I have been using Google Calendar and Gmail/Google Inbox in my personal and work accounts for a few years. I use my own domain names for both accounts (i.e. adam@mydomain.com, not adam@gmail.com). A ...
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How can I programmatically (using Apps Script) import lots of contacts into Google Contacts?

I want to regularly import a changing list of ~500 contacts. I wrote an Apps Script that does this, but it takes longer than 6 minutes because it has to import each contact individually. I can ...
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Google Apps - Access directory contacts on mobile devices

So after setting up Google Apps for a small business, I've been amazed at how it fills the role as a simpler Active Directory. However, how can I access these contacts on a mobile phone, e.g.,an ...
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Migrate Hangouts contacts to new Google account

I have created a new Google account that I would like to use as my primary account in the future, and I'm trying to migrate as much as I can to the new account. However, I'm running into a little ...
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Permanently revert to old Gmail contacts

How to permanently go back to old Gmail contacts? Clicking "leave preview" on left side is only temporary. next time you sign in you get new again.
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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 create a Gmail group from recipient list?

I have an email with tens of recipients. I would like to create a contact group from it without adding each of them one at a time. How can I do that in Gmail? The internet is full of old instructions ...
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Exporting contact group in GMail (incorrectly) exports all groups for those contacts

Using the instructions provided by Google (and by other stackexchangers), it is quite easy to export a group of contacts (select the radio button for it during export). However, when I import that ...
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Encrypt selected data only in Google Contacts?

Is there a way to have let's say an online CRM platform sync its contact details in realtime with Google Contacts, but hide the contact's phone numbers or encrypt them for certain users of the CRM ...
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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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Remove Google+ profile from Gmail contact?

I use the web interface for Gmail regularly and recently noticed that one of my contacts (let's call him Jim Smith) has a Google+ account attached to his email address...and I cannot remove the damn ...
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Gmail autosuggests contact's Google+ name, not manually entered name/nickname

A professional contact I know has a Google+ profile which must be for personal use. The name listed must be one he uses non-professionally. However, he goes by a different name professionally (it's ...
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Gmail emailing the overlapping group

I have a few groups created in Google Contacts. For example, one group is by location, such as "NYC," another group is by association, such as "friends". I want to email the people in these 2 groups ...
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How to remove hidden Google contacts

How can I remove people from the seemingly hidden contacts list Google keeps for me? For instance Google Play keeps showing me suggestions and reviews of apps from a person who is not in my contacts ...
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Search for emails from contacts with multiple email addresses

At my current company, all employees have *.com and *.de email addresses. The problem now is that if I search for emails from a certain contact I have to choose between emails from either one of the ...
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Matching batches of names to contact emails

When you go to compose a message on Gmail, there is the "to" field when you input who you send the email to. You can type in a name there (rather than an email), then Gmail will automatically match ...
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How to extract caller Id picture from Gmail contacts?

I want to extract friend's caller Id picture which I had on my Android phone, and synced with my Gmail account. However I lost my phone. Now the Gmail contact is showing the caller Id picture, but ...
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Additional details in address field of Google Contacts to be ignored by Google Maps

I need to have additional details in the address fields of my Google Contacts. These additional details interfere with Google Maps finding the address. For instance: Street Street Name 24, etaj 2, ...
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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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How to remove email suggestions from the 'To:' field in Gmail

Let's say, you want to send an email to user@example.org but you accidentally wrote user@exmaple.org (spelling error), then Gmail will most likely save the email for future reference. However, when ...
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Can I disable Google Contacts' new search everywhere feature?

Google Contacts preview searches everywhere when you search your contacts. I find it makes it very difficult to search my own contacts because of the feature. Is there a way to disable it?
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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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removing email accounts that have the same user name as mine

i have a hotmail account and have recently discovered that there is a Gmail account with the same name i use for my hotmail account? does this mean they have access to my hotmail/outlook/google/...
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Deprecate, not delete, old addresses in Google Contacts

Contacts sometimes sign up for a new email address. That doesn't mean that emails they sent to me from an old address are no longer from that contact. It just means they don't use that address any ...
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How to remove contact from appearing in Gmail search

When I am trying to search for an email address in Gmail, let's say starting with 'a', it always shows me a particular email account which was in my contact list a long time ago. Even after deleting ...
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How do I get Google Calendar to use the correct e-mail addresses?

I have a recurring problem that when I add a list of people to a Google Calendar event, it invariably picks the wrong e-mail address for some of them. I then have to delete each of the incorrect ...
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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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Is there a desktop icon for Google Contacts?

Is there a desktop icon short cut for Google contacts? I've seen all kinds of answers, but none to the question I asked.
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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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Can't delete Google contact (fix Google Contact duplication)

For some unkown reason I have many duplicate contacts in my Google account. More than 18.000 duplicates. This causes big problem on Android devices. I have tried several suggestions which I found in ...
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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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Gmail canned response only to senders not in my contact list

How do I filter a canned response to send to people who are not in my contacts? For example, I have a canned response that I'd like to send to people who are contacting me for the first time.
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Emailing group set-up in Gmail is displaying the email not the contact name

I am the new secretary for a association. I spent a great deal of time entering contacts from the group including Name and email. When I sent my first group email it displayed the email instead of ...
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Import Google Contacts to Google Spreadsheet

Google notice me : You do not have permission to call getContacts (line 3) Here is my code: function importFullName(input) { var CONTACT = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getActiveSheet(...
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Searching for Contacts in the New Google Contacts Layout

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to search just my contacts in the new layout for Google Contacts. It seems to search everyone but my contacts (unless they have Google+). My initial instinct ...
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Removing an autofill address from NEW Gmail contacts [closed]

I can't figure out how to delete an address from that autofills in Gmail, now that the design of Contacts has changed. (Asking this in the summer of 2015.) The how-to suggestions I've found are all ...
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When I get a text from an unknown number to my Google Voice number, how do I add the person as a new contact (using Hangouts)?

I use a Google Voice number as my primary number, which has the nice benefit of allowing me to see texts pop up as Hangouts when I have Gmail open. I can't figure out how to add a new contact from ...
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Contacts export problems with Google Contacts Preview

I tried to export contacts from Google Contacts Preview but was told to go to old contacts to do so but there was no "export" contacts on the toolbar just import contacts. what should I do?