Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Open and Access Gmail Contacts They're hidden in plain sight 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 on April 13, 2020 Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email Gmail contacts allows you to add and edit people you contact frequently (or even not so frequently). There are some great features available if you know where to look. These steps work on any web browser that's accessing the desktop version of Gmail and Google Contacts. How to Open and Access Gmail Contacts To open your Gmail address book in a desktop browser, follow the steps below. Emilie Dunphy / Lifewire Open Gmail. Select the Apps icon (it's located in the upper-right corner of the Gmail screen). Select Contacts to open a new window with all your email addresses in it. Other Ways to Access Gmail Contacts Enter https://contacts.google.com/ into the browser URL field to open your Gmail Contacts screen. Gmail Contacts Features One of the things users enjoy most about Gmail is that it's easy to use with other Google products like YouTube and Photos. Here are some useful features that make managing Contacts in Gmail easy: Track contacts: Keep track of people you frequently contact and add them to a Frequently Contacted list. You can then add those people to your main contact list. This makes it easy to send emails to multiple contacts at once.Organize info: Automatically merge info and details that your contacts choose to share. Automatically clean up duplicate contacts: If you want to check for duplicates, go to the left panel of the Google Contacts screen and select Duplicates.Group contacts together: For example, to keep your business contacts separate from your personal contacts or create a mailing group for a particular project you're working on so you can easily email them all in one go.Manage contact list: Import, export, and print an entire list of contacts.