Create or edit contacts in Outlook.com

Use the People page in Outlook.com to create or edit contacts or contact lists. What version of Outlook do I have?

Create a contact or contact list from scratch

  1. At the bottom of the screen, select People.

    A screenshot of the People button

  2. Under Your contacts, select the folder that you want to create the contact in.

  3. Select the arrow next to New and select Contact or Contact list.

    A screenshot of the arrow next to the New button

  4. Enter the details for the contact or contact list.

  5. Select Save Save.

    Note:  After you create a contact in a folder, it isn't possible to move it to a different folder. To store a contact in a different folder, delete the contact and re-create it in the other folder.

Create a contact from an email message

  1. Open an email message in the reading pane and select the name of the sender or recipient that you want to add to your contacts.

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

    The More actions icon

  3. Enter the details for the contact and select Save Save.

    Note: After you save the new contact, it is automatically added to your Contacts folder. When you create a contact in this way, it isn't possible to save the contact in a different folder or to move it to a different folder.

Edit a contact or contact list

  1. At the bottom of the screen, select People.

    A screenshot of the People button

  2. Select the contact or contact list that you want to edit, and select Edit.

    Note: If you don't see an Edit button, the contact might be from a connected social network account. To edit the contact, use a web browser to open your social network account where the contact is located.

    A screenshot of the Edit button under the Outlook navigation bar.

  3. Make the changes that you want.

  4. Select Save Save.

Add a contact to a contact list

  1. Under Your contacts, select Contacts.

  2. Select the contact you want to add to a list.

  3. Select Lists and choose the contact list to which you want to add the contact.

    A screenshot of the Lists button

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