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

Try this! It worked for me - although the email address I used was a forwarded business email address (eg. [email protected]) forwarded to my [email protected] account - but it might work with ...
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How do I force merge contacts in Google Contacts?

Go to Contacts. Search so that you can see both/all of the contacts you want to merge on the one results screen. Click the checkbox on the left hand size of the screen for the contacts you want to ...
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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?

The problem is summed up in the postscript to this post by Drummond Reed here: Postscript: logging into my personal Gmail account tonight, I noticed they have a new UI for Contacts. And guess what? ...
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Why does Gmail show two different pictures for my profile, one of which is not me?

You have a contact saved with your email address and the photo is saved there. Locate the contact and delete the photo and it will take the one from your Google profile automatically.
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Google Contacts date format for birthdays, without the year, which date formats work?

I'm using the new(er) Google Contacts. This is what I found in my tests. (Note that I'm using U.S. locale dates, i.e., mm/dd. Your results will likely depend on how dates are formatted in your locale.)...
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What are "other contacts" in the new Google Contacts?

"Other Contacts" consists of: Contacts you've sent email messages to that weren't already in "My Contacts", if you still have that setting on in Gmail. (Stop Gmail from automatically creating ...
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How to add GPS coordinates instead of address in new Google Contacts

Use the plus code of the location as the address, while still filling in the city and the country.
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How do I force merge contacts in Google Contacts?

Go to https://contacts.google.com/ Select contacts to merge & Click Branch Sign as shown in figure below:
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Deprecate, not delete, old addresses in Google Contacts

I put quotation marks around the deprecated email addresses. This doesn't prevent Google from autofilling them in the To: box but you can easily spot and avoid them.
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Google Calendar guest email autocomplete stopped working

Disabling the Chrome extension "Disconnect" did the trick for me.
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Contacts in new look Gmail 2018

Click 9 dots top right (Google apps) If you don't see "Contacts", click "More" You can change the place of "Contants" on this dropdown by draging the icon
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Advanced search in Google Contacts

YES ... but, not using Google Contacts itself. On my computer, I have Google Contacts sync'd with MS Outlook, which can do a thorough search of the data in my contacts. I also use Lookeen, which can ...
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How to download all directory contacts?

Apologies for the late answer, but I have recently been wanting to accomplish this too. I used the latest version of Google Contacts at the time of writing, and the density layout of "Compact&...
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Remove Google+ profile from Gmail contact?

This post helped me with the same problem: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/guDL_NmcTk4 Basically, I used the old Contacts UI to change contact name. Open Gmail Contacts On the ...
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Remove Google+ profile from Gmail contact?

The other suggestions did not work for me. I could only make it work by doing the following: Block the person's Google profile: open Google+ (https://plus.google.com), open the profile of the person ...
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Remove Google+ profile from Gmail contact?

Solution: Just go to the linked Google+ profile and set "Block profile" (next to "About me"). Reload your Contacts-Page. Now there's no connection between your contact and the wrong Google+ profile.
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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?

With Google's new updated Contacts I was unable to access the old interface as described by klenwell. My workaround is as follows: Select the contact whose email address you wish to specify. In the ...
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Why does Gmail show two different pictures for my profile, one of which is not me?

Remove and re-upload your profile photo from your Google Contacts page (https://contacts.google.com). was looking like this removed image and re-uploaded image here now looking like this
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Can I make Gmail use the nickname as the primary method of autocompleting contacts?

You may have already found this on your own and it's possible that it's only a recent addition to Gmail and contact. There's now a Label option in Contacts. I've just confirmed that you can assign an ...
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Google Apps - Access directory contacts on mobile devices

It seems the contacts doesn't sync, but you should be able search them from your iPhone. This means you have to be on-line to find them. From support.google.com: How to search your Google Apps ...
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Using the "People" feature of Google Photos to populate Google Contacts photos

This is currently not possible. Let us hope that Google implements this feature soon.
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Using the "People" feature of Google Photos to populate Google Contacts photos

If you have an Android device with a relatively recent version of Android (and Contacts and Photos) it's really easy to choose a photo and make it the photo for the contact. (It won't link the group ...
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Google import contacts from CSV not working - workaround?

Okay, if you need to get this done (I did): Use Mailbird to import the contacts, then you can copy them to the Gmail account contacts. Just done it with 1100 contacts and it worked fine. p.s., If ...
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How to sync Google Contacts with Outlook 365 contacts?

Yes, it is possible. As @Luke the Geek pointed out in the comments, there are third-party utilities that will allow you to do this. This may be your best option if you have an older version of ...
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How to suppress autocomplete for email address in Gmail without deleting from Contacts

Unfortunately you can't turn off auto-complete for some addresses -- it's either all or none. However, as a workaround, you can move the old email address from the "Email" field in the ...
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Advanced search in Google Contacts

Contacts searching in Google is still abysmal. I have 3000 contacts, with detailed information in each... If I try to search the information using Google Contacts, if I try say searching for "...
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Advanced search in Google Contacts

On a PC, use Export to export all contacts to a .csv file. Then use Excel (or equivalent) to search, using the Excel "Find" facility.
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How can I change the order of email-addresses in Google Contacts?

I had a problem where NOTHING worked. When I tried reordering the email addresses were reordered in apparently random ways and I couldn't figure out the pattern of what worked. I could never get it ...
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How can I change the order of email-addresses in Google Contacts?

There is a relatively elegant way to choose the first address in the list, but it doesn't allow to change the order of all email addresses. On a suitable mobile device, open Google Contacts. Open the ...
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Can I make Gmail use the nickname as the primary method of autocompleting contacts?

Behold: Google Contacts now has a field called Save as which does exactly what you want it to do!
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