Google Mail: Create, Manage, and Delete Contact Groups

Google Mail: Create, Manage, and Delete Contact Groups

Google Apps organizes all the people and groups you correspond with—both personal and within the Cedarville organization—within an online address book called the Contact Manager. This help page addresses how to create contact groups, manage contact groups (edit a group's name, add contacts, and remove contacts from a group), and delete contact groups.

To learn how to send emails to your Contact Groups, see the Send to Contact Groups help page.

To learn more about other Google Contacts features, see the Contact Manager help page.

Warning!

If the steps below do not work for you, you may be using the older version of Google Contacts. To create and manage Google groups in the old version, see the "Group and sort contacts" section of the Google help page Use the old version of Contacts

Creating and Adding Contacts to a Group Label

To create a contact group from the Cedarville Directory and/or your Contact list:

  1. In Google Mail, click the [Mail] drop-down in the upper-left corner of the screen. 
  2. From the resulting drop-down menu, select “Contacts."
  3. From the side panel, select "Labels" > "Create label."
  4. Enter in the name for your contact group label then click [OK]. 

To add contacts to a contact group label: 

  1. From the side panel, select "Directory" (Cedarville) or "Contacts" (personal) and do one of the following:
    • Check the box next to each contact (listed alphabetically) you wish to add to your new group label > In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the [Manage Labels] icon (package label) > Select the group label you wish to place on the selected contacts. 
    • Use the search bar to find contacts you wish to add to your new group > Select the desired contact > In the upper-right corner of the resulting pop-up window, click the [More actions] icon (3 verticle dots) > Select the group label you wish to place on the selected contact > Close the pop-up window.
  2. To view your new contact group label, from the sidebar, select your new group label.

Managing Contact Group Labels

To edit the name of the group:

  1. In Google Mail, click the [Mail] drop-down in the upper-left corner of the screen. 
  2. From the resulting drop-down menu, select “Contacts."
  3. From the sidebar, locate the group label you wish to edit. 
  4. In the resulting pop-up box, enter a new name for the group lable then click [OK]. 

To remove contacts from a group:

  1. In Google Mail, click the [Mail] drop-down in the upper-left corner of the screen. 
  2. From the resulting drop-down menu, select “Contacts."
  3. From the sidebar, select the group label you wish to edit. 
  4. Check the box next to each contact you wish to remove from the group label. 
  5. In the upper-right corner, click the [More actions] icon (3 vertical dots) > Select "Remove from label."

Deleting a Group Label

To delete a group: 

  1. In Google Mail, click the [Mail] drop-down in the upper-left corner of the screen. 
  2. From the resulting drop-down menu, select “Contacts."
  3. From the sidebar, locate the group label you wish to delete and click the [Delete label] icon (trashcan). 
  4. In the resulting pop-up, choose whether or not to delete your contacts along with the label. 
  5. Click [DELETE]. 

 


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