Using the People App

The Windows 8 People app is where all of your contacts are stored. Learn more about using the app in this free lesson.

Finding contacts

If you have a lot of different contacts, it can be difficult to locate the one you need. Fortunately, there are several ways to find your contacts quickly.

To search for a contact:

To zoom out:

If you want to jump directly to a specific place in your contacts list—for example, contacts whose names begin with the letter G—you can zoom out to see a simplified view of your contacts.

  1. From the People app, locate and select the zoom button near the lower-right corner of the screen.


    Screenshot of Windows 8The zoom button
  2. Your contacts list will zoom out. Simply click a letter to navigate to a specific set of contacts.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Zooming out to view all contacts