Contact groups let you organize people you know in your address book. These groups can then be used in a few places to make managing your mail and events easier. A contact can belong to more than one group.
How to create a group
- Open the Contacts screen.
- Click the + button, at the bottom left hand side of the page.
- Choose to make a private or shared group.
- Click the "Save" button.
You will now see the group appear when you go to the Contacts screen.
Managing contacts in a group
Contacts can be added and removed from a group on the Contacts screen.
To add: Search or select one or more contacts from a contact list (either all contacts, or from a search, or from another group), click the More button at the top of the screen, then click on Groups from the dropdown menu. You can then click on the group you want to add your set of contacts to.
To remove: As for adding, click on the group you want to remove the contacts from. Do not use the "Delete" button: this will delete the contact.
Where groups can be used
Email a group
When composing a new email, you can send it to a group instead of a contact. Type the group's name in the
BCC field and it will insert all contacts in the group.
Invite a group to a calendar event
When creating or editing a Calendar event, you can invite attendees by group. Doing so adds each contact individually and will email them an invitation.
Using groups for distribution list aliases
Mail to a distribution list alias must be sent to a group.