Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Texting & Messaging How to Add Contacts to Google Voice Create a list of friends, family members, and business associates by Brandon De Hoyos Writer Brandon de Hoyos is former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a self-described IM veteran who covers the latest in messaging trends and videography. our editorial process LinkedIn Brandon De Hoyos Updated on October 24, 2019 Cultura RM Exclusive /Zero Creatives / Getty Images Texting & Messaging Email Texting & Messaging Video Calls Tweet Share Email Google Voice is a telephone service that gives you a free phone number for calls, texts, and voicemail. If you move or change jobs, your Google Voice number remains the same and it's easy to stay in communication with all your contacts. Adding contacts to Google Voice is a simple process, whether you're adding them manually or importing contacts from a list. Once contacts are added, it's easy to call them and receive calls and texts from them. Instructions in this article apply to Google Voice on desktop and laptop computers. Using Google Voice requires signing up for a Google Account. How to Add Contacts to Google Voice To add a contact to Google Voice, create a Google Contact entry for them. Open Google Contacts. Select Create contact. Add the person's name, phone number, email address, and any other information. Then select Save. In the confirmation dialog box, select X to exit. Import Contacts to Google Voice From a List If you have a list of contacts, it's easy to import it into Google: Open Google Contacts. Select More > Import. Choose Select file to navigate to the contact list. The file must correspond with one of the listed file types. In the navigation window, select Open. Your contacts are now available on Google, and it's easy to use Google Voice to call them. Google Voice accounts are free. The only actions Google charges for are making international calls and changing your Google Voice phone number once you've created your account.