People app help

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows 10

The People app is your address book. You can add your contacts and keep in touch with friends and family. The People, Mail, and Calendar apps work so you can easily send mail to and schedule appointments with your most important people.

The People app in Windows 10

Getting started

Check for updates

To ensure that you have the latest version of the People app, check for People app updates in the Microsoft Store.

  1. Select the Start button, then select Microsoft Store .
  2. Select your account profile picture next to the search box.
  3. Select Downloads and Updates.
  4. Select Get updates, or turn on automatic updates.

 

All about contacts 

Add contacts
On Windows 10, the People app is used to sync all your contacts to your device. You can import contacts from various services, including Outlook, Exchange, Gmail, and iCloud.

 

Import contacts

  1. Select the Start button, then select People .
  2. Select Settings .
  3. Select Add an account , choose the type of account you want to add, and follow the on-screen instructions to import contacts.

Add contacts one at a time

  1. Select the Start button, then select People .
  2. Select the New contact  button.
     
    Add a single contact in the People app
  3. If you're asked, choose which account to use for saving new contacts. If you've entered more than one email account in Mail, the People app asks you to decide which account should receive the new contact.
  4. Fill out the New Contact form.
  5. Select Save .

Add a contact from an email

If you're using the Mail app, you can save a contact from an email to the People app.

  1. Select the Start button, then select Mail .
  2. Choose a message. Select the name of the person who sent it or any of the recipients.
  3. Select Open contact.
  4. Select Save .
  5. If you've entered more than one email account in Mail, the People app asks you to decide which account should receive the new contact. Choose which account to use.
  6. Add any additional information, then select Save .

People on the taskbar

With People on the taskbar, you can reach the people you talk to most from the taskbar on your Windows 10 device. By pinning your most-frequent contacts to the taskbar, you can send them an email or call or message them on Skype with just a few clicks.  

To get started, select People  on the taskbar. 

Pin contacts to the taskbar

When you open People on the taskbar for the first time, you’ll see a welcome screen. Select Get started, and you’ll see a list of apps you can connect to import contacts. To connect an app to People, select Click to connect this app

After connecting an app, you’ll see your contacts on the People tab.  

To pin a contact

On the People tab, select one of the suggested contacts. Or select Find and pin contacts to see all your contacts  

After you select a contact to pin to the taskbar, they’ll appear next to People .  

 To unpin a contact

If you change your mind and want to remove a contact from the taskbar, press and hold (or right-click) the contact and select Unpin from taskbar