Google Contacts

This procedure is for managing contacts and email groups in your silverdaleba.org account or your sbaconnect.org account. Examples of each might be “English Teachers,” “Math Department,” or “5th Period Spanish 2.” 

It's also a great and under-rated way to store your login information and important information about other people in the "notes field" under every contact.

To add names to your Contact List
  • On the main google screen, click on the little “apps” box (a 3x3 pattern of squares--a matrix!) next to your email address. Be sure that you are on your own account
  • Click on the Contacts icon (see right)
  • Click on the “Add to” button at the top of the left sidebar
  • Type in the email address of the person(s) you want to add. You can type multiple names in the add box, separated by commas or semicolons, then enter

To delete names from your Contact List (*Gasp*...How could you!?)
  • Method One:
    • In your contact list, check the checkbox next to the name(s) you wish to delete
    • Click on the "More" button at the top of the page and then click Delete Contact
  • Method Two:
    • Click on the contact name in the list, then click the "More" icon, then click "Delete contact"

To Set up a New Group
  • On your main email screen, click on the little “apps” box (a 3x3 pattern of squares) next to your email address. Be sure that you are on your own account.

  • Click on "Contacts"

  • Click on "New Group" near the bottom of the menu of items on the left

  • You will be asked to Name your group

  • First way to add people to your group (If you already have associates or students in your contact list from last year or prior contact):

    • Click on "Contacts"

    • On the left of each name that you want to add, click the checkbox

    • Click on the Groups icon that will appear at the top of the names list

    • Click the checkbox next to the group name desired

    • Click "Apply"

  • Second way to add names to your group (Finding contacts by name among your contacts, or typing in specific email addresses)

    • Click on the Group Name that you want to fill with names

    • Click on the Add to icon (silhouette with the + sign) at the top

    • Type in a name (May “autocomplete” if recognized from your contact list) or...

    • Type in a specific email address

    • These steps are also used to add names to an existing group


To Delete Names from a Group (Do NOT do this from within the Group List unless you ALSO want to delete the name from your Contacts list.)
  • In the Contacts List, click the checkbox next to the name(s) you wish to remove from a group (If you select multiple names, they should ALL be in the same group that you want to edit)
  • In the Groups Icon at the top of the names list, Uncheck the box next to the Group name(s) that you want to remove them from

To Rename a Group
  • On your Contacts main page, click on the Group Name that you want to edit
  • Click on the "More" tab at the top of the page
  • Click on "Rename Group"
  • Type in the new name
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