Creating contact groups in Google Contacts is a very easy process.  Now that EVSC contacts have moved from Microsoft Outlook to Google, staff can start creating contact groups in Google Contacts for use throughout the Google Apps Suite (or G Suite).

Before getting started, either have your Microsoft Outlook Contact Lists pulled up on your computer screen or print out your lists so you have them handy while you create your groups.

How to create a Contact Group

  1. Go to Google Contacts.

2. From the sidebar, select New Group…

Google Contact Groups - Step 2
2. From the sidebar, select New Group…

3. Type the name for the new group and select OK.

Google Contact Groups - Step 3
3. Type the name for the new group and select OK.

4. Check the boxes next to the names you want to put into the new group.

Google Contact Groups - Step 4
4. Check the boxes next to the names you want to put into the group.

NOTE: You can also search for names using the search box at the top and add them directly to a group. The search box searches through your contacts and the corporation directory. (see image below)  

Google Contact Groups Using Search
Use the keyword search to add contacts to a group.

5. Next, click the Add to Group button, select the group name, and then click Apply. (see animated image below)

Google Contact Groups - Step 5

6. In the sidebar, click on the contact group name to view the contacts presently in the group.

Google Contact Groups - Step 6
6. In the sidebar, click on the contact group name to view the contacts in the group.

How to use Contact Groups

Google Contact Groups in Gmail
You have access to your Google Contact Groups in many of the websites owned by Google.

Just type the name of the contact group in the recipient box.  You can use Google Contact Groups anytime you:

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