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 March 19, 2020 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. Lifewire / Ellen Lindner Here's how to do it: Open a message from the sender you want to save as a contact in your Gmail address book. 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, or wait while Google automatically saves it. 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 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.