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Create a contact with Outlook on the Web

  1. Sign in to

  2. Select Outlook in the Office App Launcher The app launcher icon in Office 365.

    Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Microsoft 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

  3. Click People, and under Your contacts in the left pane, select the folder that you want to create the contact in.

  4. On the toolbar, select New.

  5. Enter your contact's information.

  6. Select Save .

Screenshot of New command, with Contact selected

Create a contact from a message

  1. In the header of an email message, hover over the name of the person that you want to add to your contacts.

  2. On the contact card that appears for that person, select More options> Add to contacts.

Screenshot of open contact card, with Add to contacts selected

Import your contacts from Gmail

  1. In People, select Manage > Import contacts.

  2. In the Import Contacts pane, select Gmail.

  3. Follow the instructions on the page.

Screenshot of Manage command, with Import contacts selected

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