How to Add a Sender to Your Gmail Address Book Fast

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A new person, a new friend, a new email address!—A new contact, too?

In Gmail, when anybody not yet in your address book sends you an email, turning them into a contact is easy and fast; no questions asked.

Add a Sender to Your Gmail Address Book Fast

To turn an email's sender into a contact in your Gmail address book swiftly:

  1. Open a message from the sender you want to save to your Gmail address book.
  1. Click the downward-pointed triangle (, with More in the mouse hover text) next to the Reply button in the top right corner of the email message.
  2. Select Add ___ to Contacts list from the menu that comes up.

Edit the Newly Added Contact in Gmail Contacts

To edit the just-added contact further:

  1. Open Contacts in Gmail.

    Tip: ​Click Gmail, for example, near the top left corner and select Contacts from the menu that appears.
  2. Start typing the contact's name or email address in the search field.
  3. Use auto-completion to select the desired contact.

    Hint: If Gmail does not suggest the contact for which you are looking, click the desired entry in the search results and hit Enter.
  4. Make all desired changes or additions to the contact's sheet.
  5. Click Save now.

    Tip: You can also wait for Gmail to save your edits automatically.