Adding and Managing Contacts

Learn about adding and managing Microsoft account contacts in this free lesson.

Managing your contacts

Once you've added a lot of contacts, your contact list can start to look a little cluttered. Fortunately, Microsoft makes it easy to manage and organize your contacts.

To edit a contact's information:

  1. Navigate to the People page.
  2. Select the contact you wish to edit in the All Contacts List on the left side of the screen. If necessary, use the search bar to find the desired contact.
  3. Locate and select the Edit button.


    Screenshot of Microsoft accountSelecting a contact to edit
  4. Modify the contact information as desired, then click Save. The contact will be edited.
    Screenshot of Microsoft accountModifying the contact information

To sort contacts into groups:

If you have a lot of contacts, you may find it helpful to sort your contacts into groups.

  1. Navigate to the People page.
  2. Select the contacts you wish to place into a group, then locate and select the Groups button.


    Screenshot of Microsoft accountAdding contacts to a group
  3. The Groups dialog box will appear. You can choose to either:
    • Sort your contacts into an existing group
    • Create a new group for your contacts (we'll chose this option in our example)
  4. Click New group.
    Screenshot of Microsoft accountCreating a new category
  5. Enter the name of the new group, then click Apply.
    Screenshot of Microsoft accountAdding contacts to the new category
  6. The group will be created.
  7. To view only the contacts in that group, click the drop-down arrow next to All, then select the group from the drop-down menu.


    Screenshot of Microsoft accountSelecting new group

To create a group without contacts, remove a contact from a group, or delete a group completely, locate and select the Manage button, then click Manage groups.

Screenshot of Microsoft accountManaging groups