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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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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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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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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Why do Gmail addresses without dot appear in my contacts?

Some weeks ago I found out that some of my contacts in Gmail have two addresses, one with dot and one without a dot in their name. For example johndoe@gmail.com and john.doe@gmail.com. First I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How can I manage/update my boss' contacts in Google Contacts from a delegated account?

How can I manage/update my boss' contacts in Google Contacts from a delegated account? Then after they are added, how do we sync them to his phone?
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In Gmail, how can I create contact group from email recipients?

In Gmail, is there anyway to take an email I have sent and convert all of the people on the bcc line to a contact group? I would have thought this would be a feature but I can't seem to find this ...
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How do I find a contact in my Google Contacts list?

Whenever I type in a name I want to search for, which exists in my list of Google Contacts, it pulls up a blank card or tells me that no match exists, or nothing has been found. Any ideas why that ...
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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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Gmail account contacts

I am able to receive emails on my phone from my gmail account, but when I go on the pc to look at contacts nothing is there. I imported the contacts from my sim card to my gmail account.
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Google Voice and Gmail don't get along, contact-wise?

There seem to be problems between the new Gmail contact manager and the one GV uses. One of my friends just got a GV number and I added it manually to his years-old entry in my Gmail contacts as a "...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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How to add pictures to shared contacts in google contacts?

More specifically: is there a way to add a picture to external shared contacts in Google Apps for Enterprise, where the picture is shared amongst all members of my domain? I know it is possible to ...
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Automatically run Find & Merge duplicates in Gmail contacts

I frequently use the function Find & Merge duplicates in Gmail Contacts. Can this function somehow be automatised to be run periodically without manual user execution?
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How can I get all my Gmail contacts to show up in my Hangouts phone list?

When I first installed Hangouts, the phone list was populated with what was then all of my Gmail contacts that had phone numbers assigned. Since then I've added a bunch of Gmail contacts but they don'...
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Is there a way to show a contact's nickname in my inbox for GMail?

I really would like a way to show a contact's nickname in my inbox. I don't want to see email's from "John Smith", I really want to see emails from "<nickname>". How can I change this behavior? ...
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How to remove all “alien contacts” appeared after importing contacts from an exported CSV file?

After I exported my Gmail Contacts to a .csv file and reimported them back, I got the “alien” contacts as in the below screenshot—they have no name and something related to Google+. How can I remove ...
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Is there a way to tag Google Contacts instead of grouping them?

Imagine that you have one group called 'London' that includes all your contacts in London. Within 'London' you have subsets of groups such as football friends, etc. With tags (or maybe filters) it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I colour code different labels in the CONTACT Gmail section?

I can see that you can emails into colour coded Labels but I want to colour code the Labels in the Contacts section but can't seem to find out how to do that. E.g. I want to have the Label called ...
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Google Contacts showing wrong Google profile due to shared phone number

I have a number of Google contacts who are showing incorrect information because Google is associating them with someone else with the same shared phone number (e.g. home phone) -- including my wife (...
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Why is my friend's contact name suddenly lowercase?

Why is my friend's contact name suddenly lowercase in Gmail? I have checked the contact entry and it is capitalized.
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Wrong profile associated with a gmail address

I have an email address to which a wrong profile is attached. It must have occurred with an auto-completion. The email address is correct and I want to keep it. How do I undo the profile so that the ...
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Cannot copy imported Gmail contacts to bcc line

I can't copy and paste from the Gmail contacts in the "to" line to "bcc" line.
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Gmail search filter “from: contact list” possible?

If I have a contact list, say "Classmates", can I search for any emails from those contacts in Gmail without expanding the list? I can expand the list into individual names e.g.: from: (bob@school....
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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. ...