How to Search Your Google Contacts

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

You can search for contacts to find them quickly.

How to search for contacts in Google Contacts step-by-step with images

Step 1

How to Search Contacts in Google Contacts - Step 1

In Google Contacts at, type your search terms in the search bar on top of the page.

Step 2

How to Search Contacts in Google Contacts - Step 2

Search results appear below as you type.

You can look for contacts by anything – name, email, phone number, etc. 

In this image, we typed ryan, and immediately, the top two suggested results show two contacts. 

The first one’s name is Ryan, and the email address is [email protected]. Velia also comes up, whose email address is also 

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