Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Pick Recipients From Your Address Book in Gmail Use your Gmail contacts list to quickly send messages 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 December 18, 2019 Caspar Benson / Getty Images Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email Gmail makes it easy to select a contact to email. As you type an email address in a message, Gmail auto-suggests the name and email address. However, there's another way to pick which contacts to email, and it's by using your address book. Using a contact list to pick the recipients of an email is helpful when adding several people to the email. Select as many recipients and groups as you like, then add them to the email to compose a message to those contacts. Instructions in this article apply to the web version of Gmail. How to Hand-Pick Recipients to Email in Gmail Start with a new message, or reply or forward an existing message. In the message window, select either To, Cc, or Bcc, depending on how you want to send the message to the recipients. In the Select contacts window, choose the recipients to include in the email. Scroll through your address book to select contacts or use the search box. To remove a contact, clear the check box next to the entry. Select Insert when you're done. Compose the email. Send it when you're ready.