Switch to Outlook People from G Suite Contacts

Switch to Outlook People from G Suite Contacts and start working together with these quick instructions on how to add and manage contacts using Outlook.

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Note: Features and information in this guide apply to Outlook People as available through Office 365.

Differences*

Features

Outlook

G Suite Calendar

View contacts

  • Ordered list

  • Frequently contacted

  • On your calendar

  • Favorites

  • For follow up

  • Ordered list

  • Frequently contacted

Sort contacts

  • First or last name

  • People or contact list

  • First or last name

Organize contacts

  • Folders

  • Lists

  • Labels

Mobile access

  • iOS

  • Android

  • Windows Phone

  • iOS (using iOS Contacts app)

  • Android

  • Windows Phone (using mobile browser)

*Differences are based on G-Suite Basic Edition and Microsoft's Office 365 E3 plan as of May 2017.

For information on the differences between the desktop, online, and mobile versions of Outlook, see Compare Outlook 2016, Outlook on the web, and Outlook for iOS & Android.

For information on the differences between the Windows and Mac versions of Outlook, see Compare Outlook 2016 for Mac with Outlook 2016 for Windows.

Start with Outlook Online in the browser. If you need more Outlook features, open the Outlook desktop version and see the Outlook 2016 Quick Start.

If you’re a Mac user, see Outlook 2016 for Mac Help.

Create a contact with Outlook on the Web

  1. Sign in to portal.office365.com.

  2. Select People in the Office App Launcher Office 365 app launcher icon .

  3. Under Your contacts in the left pane, select the folder that you want to create the contact in.

  4. On the toolbar, select New.

  5. Enter your contact's information.

  6. Select Save The Save button. .

Screenshot of New command, with Contact selected

Create a contact from a message

  1. In the header of an email message, hover over the name of the person that you want to add to your contacts.

  2. On the contact card that appears for that person, select The More icon. > Add to contacts.

Screenshot of open contact card, with Add to contacts selected

Import your contacts from Gmail

  1. In People, select Manage > Import contacts.

  2. In the Import Contacts pane, select Gmail.

  3. Follow the instructions on the page.

Screenshot of Manage command, with Import contacts selected

Search for a contact

  1. Select the Office 365 App Launcher Office 365 app launcher icon and then select the People tile.

  2. Select the Search People box.

  3. Type the name or alias of the contact and press Enter.

Screenshot of People screen, with Search People box selected.

Create a contact list

  1. Under Your contacts in the left pane of People, select the folder that you want to create the contact list in.

  2. On the toolbar, select the arrow next to New > Contact list.

  3. Add the contacts to your contact list.

  4. Select Save The Save button. .

Screenshot of New command, with Contact list selected.

Get help with Tell me

  1. Select ?.

  2. Type what you want to do in the Tell me what you want to do box.

Screenshot of Help pane in Outlook on the Web, showing the Tell Me box.
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