Managing contact groups: Edit, Add, Remove, or Delete Contacts

Managing contact groups

To edit the contact group name:

  1. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
  2. Select the group you'd like to edit along the left side of the page.
  3. Click More and select Rename group.
  4. Enter the new name and click OK.

To add contacts to a contact group:

  1. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
  2. Select the contacts in the Contacts list.
  3. Click the Groups button .
  4. Select the name of the groups you'd like to add these contacts to, or select Create newto create a new group.

To remove contacts from a contact group:

  1. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
  2. Select the contact in the Contacts list.
  3. Click the Groups button .
  4. Deselect the checkbox of any groups you'd like to remove these contacts from.

To delete a contact group:

  1. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
  2. Select the contact group from the groups list.
  3. Select Delete group from the More drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  4. Click OK.

This will delete the group but not the actual contacts themselves. Those will remain in your Contacts list.

Note: These instructions work only with the newer version of Gmail. If they don't match what you see in your Contact Manager, we suggest that you upgrade to a fully supported browser or click Newer version in your account.
Reference - Google Group Help - Manage Contacts
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    Dennis Weikel

    I tried to use your recipe but couldn't find the Groups button.  

    Maybe you provide a hit to where the icon lives on the page.  

     

     

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    Keith Mussallem

    In my GMAIL, I have to open the square of 9 dots that contains the google aps, located in the upper right of the gmail screen. I choose Blue CONTACTS icon from the icon list. My contacts, frequently contacted, groups, etc will pop open, and I can add or edit from there.

     

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    Wayne Shaddock

    David, it's great that you want to help people learn stuff, but you should try following your own instructions or find a beta tester. As others have commented your instructions don't work. Screenshots are also extremely helpful.

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