Create Contact Groups

Groups are also your personal mailing lists


About contact groups

If you have a Maricopa student Google account, you can go to the following link in any web browser to get familiar with the Google contacts interface. Just enter your MEID and password:

Google Apps for Students

Please note: The Google Apps for Employees link will be available when your college has been migrated. Some of the images and instructions below will differ from what you see if you have chosen to keep using the classic look, changed theme settings, or if you have turned on certain labs for your account.

You can use contact groups to organize your contacts and as personal mailing lists—to send email messages or meeting invitations to groups of people you contact frequently, without having to enter each of their email addresses individually.


Create a contact group

You can create a contact group in your Contacts Manager. Or, when composing an email message or creating a meeting invitation, you can quickly create a new contact group using the choose from contacts dialog box.

To create a contact group using your Contacts Manager:

1. Open your Contacts Manager. (For details, see the guide "Contacts Basics").

2. Click New Group on the left.

3. Enter the name of the group in the prompt that displays, and then click OK.

4. Select the checkbox for one or more contacts from your My Contacts, Most Contacted, or Other Contacts groups.

5. From the Groups menu, select the group you just created. You can also select the check box next to multiple groups, and then choose Apply.

Note: Alternatively, you can first select contacts from your existing groups, and then click the Groups > Create new.

To create a contact group using the choose from contacts dialog box:

1. While composing an email message, open the choose from contacts dialog box by clicking the To: link. The choose from contacts dialog box displays:

2. In the Search field, start typing the name of a contact you want to add to the group. Then click the name to add it to the list below. Add more contacts, as needed.

3. When you are finished, click Save as Group.

4. Enter the name of the group, and click OK.

5. To add the group to your email message, click Done.

To remove members from a contact group:

1. Open your Contacts Manager. (For details, see the guide "Contacts Basics").

2. From your list of contact groups under My contacts, select the group from which you want to remove members

3. Select the members of the group that you want to remove.

4. From the Groups menu, select the group from which you want to remove the members. The group you select will then be unchecked for those members.


Use your contact groups as mailing lists

To save time when sending an email message or meeting invitation, use your contact groups.

To send a message or meeting invitation to all the members of a group:

Do one of the following:

To send a message to selected members of a group:

1. While composing an email message, open the Choose from contacts dialog box by clicking the To: link.

2. Select the group in the drop-down list in the choose from contacts dialog box:

3. Select the contacts to whom you want to send the message. The contacts you select will be checked.

Or, to send it to all contacts in the group, click Select: All:and all contacts in the group will be checked.