Adding Contacts on Google Voice

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Knowing how to add contacts to Google Voice makes it easier to place phone calls from your PC or mobile device. You can even add users outside of your existing Google contacts.

You must sign up for a new Google account if you don't already have one to use Google Voice.

How to Add Contacts to Google Voice on a Computer

Before you can add a Google Voice contact, you must first create a Google contact for that person. To add a new contact to Google:

2. Select Create contact in the top-left corner. 

Select Create contact button in the top of the left menu.

3. 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.

Import Contacts to Google From a List

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

1. Open your Google Contacts.

2. Select More on the left side of the page and select Import from the drop-down menu.

Select More on the left side of the page and select Import from the drop-down menu.

3. Click Select file to be presented with a list of acceptable file types which can be used to import contacts into Google. 

Click Select file to be presented with a list of acceptable file types which can be used to import contacts into Google.

4. Navigate to the file that you want to upload, select it, and click Import, then follow the prompts.

Now your contacts are available on Google, and you can use Google Voice to call them.

Call Your Google Contacts Using Google Voice on a Computer

The Google Voice instant messaging feature has been integrated into Google Hangouts Chat, so it's no longer possible to send instant messages via Google Voice. However, it is still possible to send text messages via Google Voice.

To call your contacts using Google Voice on a computer:

1. Open Google Voice in your web browser.

2. Log in with your Google username and password if prompted.

3. Select Make a call.

Select Make a call.

4. Select the name of the person you'd like to call.

Select the name of the person you'd like to call.

In order to call a contact using Google Voice, that person's phone number will need to be included in their Google contacts entry.

5. Enter the phone number you want to use, then select Connect.

Use Google Voice to Call Your Contacts on Mobile

Google Voice can also be used on your mobile device to call your contacts. Once you download the Google Voice app, open it to get started.

When you use Google Voice on your mobile device, you'll have access to your contact list stored on your phone. Simply tap on the Contacts on the bottom of the screen to pull up your Google contacts.