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In Outlook on the web, you use the People page to view, create, edit, find, and delete contacts. You can use your contacts for your own reference, and you can automatically add them as recipients when you compose an email message.

Pin your favorite view

Choose how your People page should look by pinning one of these views from the list under Featured people:

  • People you frequently contact:    See recent emails and activities for the people you interact with the most.

  • People on your calendar today:    See who you'll be meeting with and what types of things you'll be working on today.

  • Favorites:    You can mark contacts as favorites, then choose this view to see their latest emails.

  • People you may want to follow up with:    Find flagged items and messages where you've been @mentioned, along with unread messages from people you contact most often.

  • All contacts:    This is the classic People view, which shows all of your contacts in one place.

To pin a view, just choose the Pin this view button next to the view you prefer. You can also access each one of these views by choosing the view in the left pane under Featured people.

Working with the People pane

The People pane is shown on the right side of the screen when you select one of your contacts in one of the pinned views. Choose one of your For follow-up contacts to view their details in the People pane.

In the upper third of the pane, you'll see their photo and some limited contact information such as email, phone, and office location. Choose See contact details to view all of their information.

The middle third of the pane shows the organization view of the contact. Depending on your organization, this view may change, but you can see their manager or employees, who they are working with, and what groups they belong to.

The last third of the pane displays all of your interaction with the contact. You can view email messages you've exchanged with the contact, any files you've shared, and any meetings you have in the past or the future with that contact. Choose See more messages, See more files, or See more events to browse more items.

Work with a mail or calendar item without leaving your current view

If you want to open an email message, meeting, or file from the People pane, just choose the item and it will open in a new window. This allows you to keep the People pane open and easily view other items associated with that contact while responding to an email or viewing an event.

For more information

Create, edit, or delete contacts in Outlook on the web

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