How to Edit Contact Information in Your Google Contacts

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Contacts users

You can edit contact information by following these steps.

How to edit contact information in Google Contacts step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Edit Contact Information In Your Google Contacts - Step 1

In Google Contacts at https://contacts.google.com, hover over a contact and click the Edit contact pencil icon to the right of it.

Step 2

How To Edit Contact Information In Your Google Contacts - Step 2

Update any information and click Save.

Editing Directory contacts

How To Edit Contact Information In Your Google Contacts - Step 3

The steps so far don’t apply to contacts in the Directory – such contacts’ information comes from the Google Admin console and can only be updated by administrators.

If you want to edit Directory contacts, the workaround is to copy them into your personal contacts.

Select Directory on the left, then hover over the contact and click Add to contacts.

How To Edit Contact Information In Your Google Contacts - Step 4

Then select Contacts on the left, hover over the contact, and click Edit contact to its right.

Your personal contact will appear above the Directory contact when you type its name or email address into a Google service, such as when sending an email in Gmail, sharing a file in Drive, inviting to a Calendar event, etc.

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