How to Add Contacts on Google Voice

Create a list of friends, family members, and business associates

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Knowing how to add contacts to Google Voice makes it easier to place phone calls from your computer. You can even add users outside of your existing Google Contacts.

The instructions in this article refer to using Google Voice on a desktop or laptop computer.

How to Add Contacts to Google Voice

  1. To be able to use Google Voice, if you haven't already, sign up for a Google account.

  2. To add a contact to Google Voice, you must create a Google Contact entry for them. To add a new contact to Google, start by opening Google Contacts.

  3. In the top-left corner, select Create contact

    Select Create contact button in the top of the left menu.
  4. Add the person's name, phone number, email address, and any other information you'd like to include, then select Save.

    Add the person's name, phone number, email address, and any other information you'd like to include, then select Save.
  5. A confirmation dialog box will appear. In the upper-right corner select X to exit.

Import Contacts to Google From a List

If you have a list of contacts, it's easy to import it into Google:

  1. Open Google Contacts.

  2. In the left rail, select More > Import.

    Select More on the left side of the page and select Import from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose Select file to navigate to the contact list.

    Be sure your file corresponds with one of the listed file types.

     

    Click Select file to be presented with a list of acceptable file types which can be used to import contacts into Google.
  4. In your navigation window select Open. Now your contacts are available on Google, and you can use Google Voice to call them.