Create, edit, delete, or restore contacts or contact lists in Outlook on the web

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

Create a contact or contact list

Create a contact or contact list from scratch

  1. Sign in to Outlook on the web.

  2. Select the People icon at the bottom of the left pane.

  3. Under Your contacts in the left pane, select the folder that you want to create the contact in. If you haven't created any folders, go on to step 3.

    Note: To create a folder, select Your contacts, right-click, and then select New folder. Type a name for the folder.

  4. Select New, and then select Contact or Contact list.

    A screenshot of the context menu for the 'New' button, with 'Contact' selected.

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

  6. 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 after you create it, 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 then 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 icon. > Add to contacts.

  3. Enter the details for the contact.

  4. 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.

Add a contact to a contact list

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

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

    A screenshot of the Lists button

Edit a contact or contact list

  1. In Outlook on the web, select the People icon at the bottom of the navigation pane.

  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 Skype for Business or a connected social network account. To edit the contact, open Skype for Business or 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.

Block or unblock a contact

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Delete a contact or contact list

Caution: You can't restore a contact or contact list deleted in Outlook on the web.

  1. Select the contact or contact list you want to delete, and select Delete.

    Note: If you don't see a Delete button, the contact might be from Skype for Business or a connected social network account. To delete the contact, open Skype for Business or use a web browser to open your social network account where the contact is located.

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

  2. Select Delete to confirm.

See Also

Working with message folders in Outlook on the web

Use contacts in Outlook on the web

Create a group in Outlook

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