Use Gmail Contacts

Do you want to know how to use Gmail contacts for a variety of different things? Gmail contacts are those people that you either send a lot of emails to or those that you have personally entered in when using your Gmail account. Having these contacts make it easier to send out emails, by just typing in the beginnings of either the email address or the person's name.

This also comes in handy if you are someone who uses any of Google's other products or if you are an Android cell phone user. The integration of Google products makes it easier to pull your contacts up if you need them. There are several ways in which you can use Gmail contacts – as your cell phone contacts, chatting, or email contacts.

  1. If you are an Android cell phone user, you can use Gmail contacts for your phone contacts. You will of course need to set up your Gmail account on your phone, but once you have done this, you will get the option of syncing up your email, your contacts, and/or your Google calendar. This is an excellent way of keeping clients at the touch of a finer if you use your Google accounts for business.
  2. In Gmail, on the lower left hand side of the screen, you will see a section for chat. You can see if these people are using Google's chat system of Google Talk or Google Buzz. If you are online and they are online, you will be able to chat with them.
  3. You can manually add contacts at the upper left side, just under the mail listing. As with the first use on Android, you can have the contact synced to your phone. You can also delete people and they will either appear or not on your cell phone.

Knowing how to use Gmail contacts makes it easier to keep the people you are in contact with closer at hand, by using several avenues thanks to the integration of Google products with one another. Gmail can be synced to a cell phone, which can keep your contacts with you at all times (as long as you have your cell of course), as well as being able to talk and chat with people via Google's chat platform. You can also use Gmail contacts to share calendars with your family or friends.