Creating Contact Groups with Gmail

Navigate to Gmail


(1) Navigate to or and make sure you are logged in with your Gmail account.
(2) Click “Mail”
(3) Then click “Contacts” from the dropdown menu

Contact Manager


(1) “Starred” is a default group that every Gmail user will see
(2) “Most Contacted” will list people that you e-mail most frequently. “Other Contacts” will list everyone that you have e-mailed.
(3) “Directory” is the most important one! This is where you can find the e-mail address of anyone with an account.
(4) “New Group” will allow you to create customized contact groups for the different on-campus teams/groups you may be a part of.

Create a New Group


(1) Click on “New Group…” in order to make your first group or add another one if you already have some created!
(2) After clicking “New Group…” you will see a pop-up in the center of the screen. Name the group anything you’d like to.

Add Contacts to Group (Method #1 – Select From List)


(1) Click “Directory” on the left side navigation bar
(2) Select the contacts from the list that you’d like to add to your new group
(3) Click the silhouette icon above the Directory list and select the name of your new group.

You have now created a contact group that can be used as a mailing list.

Below is a second method for adding contacts to your group.

Add Contacts to Group (Method #2 – Add Individually)


(1) Search for the name of the contact that you would like to add. This will list people from “My Contacts”, “Most Contacted”, Other Contacts” and “Directory”
(2) Click on the silhouette again and select the group that you would like to add this contact to.

This method allows you to add one contact at a time instead of adding multiple at one time.

Send an E-mail to your Group


Compose a new e-mail and in the “To:” field start to type the name of your group and it should allow you to then quickly e-mail a group of contacts.