Create contacts or edit contacts in Outlook.com

Use the People page in Outlook.com to create or editcontacts or contact lists.
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Create a contact or contact list

Create a contact or contact list from scratch

  1. In Outlook.com, select People at the bottom of the page.

    A screenshot of the People button at the bottom of the navigation pane.

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

  3. On the toolbar, select the New down arrow > Contact or Contact list.

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

  5. Select SaveSave.

    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. In Outlook.com, select Mail at the bottom of the page.

    A screenshot of the Mail button in the navigation pane.

  2. 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.

  3. On the contact card that appears for that person, select Add to contacts.

    A screenshot of the cursor hovering over Add to contacts in the More actions menu.

  4. Enter the details for the contact.

  5. Select SaveSave.

    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. In Outlook.com, select the app launcher Select the app launcher > People tile.

  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 SaveSave.

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

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See Also

Delete or restore a contact or contact list in Outlook.com

Add a contact in Outlook for Windows

Add a contact to the People app for Windows 10

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