You can create and add contacts in Outlook using a few different methods. Here’s how.
You may already have a few contacts in Outlook or you might have an empty list. Either way, using a contact list is a helpful resource for keeping track of all the people who send or receive your email. With a contact list you can easily email someone by typing or selecting that person’s name. You can also refer to the contact list if you need someone’s mailing address, phone number, or other information. But how can you effectively and easily create and add new contacts to Outlook? You have a number of options. You can manually create a contact with all the necessary details. You can sync your contact list with a list from Gmail or another online service so you don’t have to manually add all your contacts. And you can select someone’s email address to add that person as a contact. Let’s check out the ways to set up your contacts in Outlook.
I’m using Outlook 2016 via my Office 365 subscription, but the steps are the same for Outlook 2013 and similar for the previous couple of versions of Outlook. Open Outlook and click on the People icon in the lower part of the left pane. Let’s say you don’t yet have any contacts or just want to add a new contact to your existing list. Click on the New Contact button on the Ribbon. In the Contact window, enter all the necessary contact information for this person. Then click on the Save & Close button. That person is added to your contact list.
Manually creating each new contact is time-consuming, and unnecessary if you already have a contact list with Gmail, Yahoo, or another service. In that event, you can export your contact list from the other service and import it into Outlook. Here’s how. Fire up your browser and surf to your online service. With Gmail, you can select the contacts you wish to export, export a specific group, or export all contacts. With Yahoo, your only choice is to export all contacts. Click on the appropriate command to export. Choose the option to export your contacts in Microsoft Outlook or Outlook CSV format. Save the exported CSV file.