Use the People page in Outlook for Mac to view, create, and edit contacts and contact lists. Create new contacts from scratch or add someone as a contact from an email message.
 

To go to the People page, sign in to Outlook.com and select People Icon at the lower left corner of Outlook.

Create contacts

New contacts are saved in your default Contacts folder, and you will also see them under All contacts. If you want to save the contact in a different folder, select the folder before creating the contact.

Add a contact manually

  1. On the toolbar, select New Contact.

    New contact

  2. Enter details for the contact. Select Add Name, Add Email, etc. to add more information, such as the contact's address or additional information.

  3. Select Save and the contact will be added to your Contacts list. Create a contact from an email message.

Create a contact from an email message

In Outlook, go to the Mail tab.

Mail Tab on Outlook for Mac.

  1. Open an email message, and then right click on a contacts name or email address. 

  2. On the profile card that opens, select Add to Contacts, enter any additional information, and click Save.

    Add to Contacts

Find a contact

Here are some ways to find a contact on the People page:

  • Use Search. Start typing in the search box to find a contact or contact list.

  • Go to the People tab and look through your list of saved contact.

View and edit contact information

On the People tab, select a contact in the middle pane to see or edit information about them.

  • To edit a contact, select Edit.

    Edit Contact

  • Select Save when done making edits. bn

Add a photo to your contacts

  1. On the People tab, select a contact.

  2. Select Edit Contact, and then click on the circle with the contact’s initials.

  3. You can choose from a selection of Defaults photos, Recents photos, or Other to upload a photo.

  4. Once you have selected a photo, you can click Edit to zoom in or out with the scroll bar, pan the image around by clicking and dragging the photo, or add a filter with the Apply an effect button to the right of the scroll bar.

    Edit the photo for a contact.

  5. Select Done > Save.

Create contacts

New contacts are saved in your default Contacts folder, and you will also see them under All contacts. If you want to save the contact in a different folder, select the folder before creating the contact.

Add a contact manually

  1. On the toolbar, select New Contact.

    New Contact button in Outlook for Mac.

  2. Enter details for the contact. Select Add Name, Add Email, etc. to add more information, such as the contact's address or additional information.

  3. Select Save and the contact will be added to your Contacts list. Create a contact from an email message.

Create a contact from an email message

In Outlook, go to the Mail tab.

Mail Tab on Outlook for Mac.

  1. Open an email message, and then right click on a contacts name or email address and select Open Outlook contact.

    Open the contact information from an email.

  2. On the profile card that opens, select Add to Contacts, enter any additional information, and click Save.

    Add to Contacts in Outlook for Mac.

Find a contact

Here are some ways to find a contact on the People page:

  • Use Search. Start typing in the search box to find a contact or contact list.

  • Go to the People tab and look through your list of saved contact.

View and edit contact information

On the People tab, select a contact in the middle pane to see or edit information about them.

  • To edit a contact, select Edit from the toolbar.

       Select Save when done making edits.

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