Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Add an Email Address to Your Gmail Contacts Keep your contacts up to date in Gmail by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on September 11, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Aug 08, 2020 Jon Fisher Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email When you exchange emails in Gmail with a new contact, take a moment to add the sender to Google Contacts, and it'll be available on all your devices. The instructions in this article apply to the desktop version of Gmail you access through your web browser. How to Add an Email Address to Your Gmail Contacts Aside from making a new contact's info available on other devices, another reason to add contact in Gmail is so they are recognized by Google and not sent to spam. Here's how to add an email address to your Gmail contacts. Open a message from the sender you want to save as a contact in Gmail. Hover your cursor over the sender's name at the top of the email. Click Add to Contacts on the pop-up pane. To add more information about this contact, click Edit Contact. Enter the sender's name and any other information you have for the person. You don't have to fill out all the fields. You can always add information later. After adding all the information you want, Save the new contact. When you type a letter or two into the To field as you compose a new email, Gmail auto-fills the field based on contacts that match so you don't have to look up addresses in your Contacts list manually. If you haven't saved the address, though, Gmail can't do this. Access the Contact in Gmail When you are ready to expand or edit the information you have for your contact: Open Contacts at contacts.google.com/ Start typing the contact's name or email address in the search field. Gmail will suggest matching contacts. If Gmail does not suggest the correct contact, select the correct entry in the search results. The contact's details appear. Select the pencil icon to edit the contact. Make the desired changes or additions. Select Show more at the bottom of the contact screen to see additional fields. Select Save. About Google Contacts When you enter a sender into Google Contacts, the information is synced across all your computers and mobile devices so it's available wherever you go and whatever device you use. After you have a group of entries, you can organize, review, and merge them. You can even create personal mailing lists to send messages to groups without having to enter all their email addresses.