Geek 2.0 - April 13, 2020
Add existing contacts to a Gmail group, add new recipients to your contact list, and send an email to the entire group.
With Gmail, you can send multiple group email addresses simultaneously. If you want to add more people to an existing group, select the one you want to be part of the group, then select the group where you want to place them.
How to add recipients to a Gmail group
It's simple to add existing contacts to a Gmail group:
Open your Gmail screen and click on the Menu icon located in the upper right corner next to your avatar. Select Contacts to open the list of all your existing contacts;
Move the mouse over the initial in front of the name of each contact you want to add to a group to bring up a check box. Check the box next to each contact you add;
Select the Label icon at the top of the contact lists. Under Manage Labels, select the group to which you want to add all new contacts, then click Apply to save the change.
N.B: if the group does not already exist, select Create a label in the Create labels drop-down menu and enter a new group name;
Check your work by selecting the group name under Labels in the left panel. You should see all the new contacts in the group.
Adding new recipients to your contact list
If the recipients are not yet in your contact list, you must add them as contacts first and then add them to a group afterwards. Hover over a name in an email, then select Add to Contacts from the screen that appears to add a new contact. The simplest way to do this.
Sending an email to a group
To contact the entire group, click Compose in Gmail to open a new message screen. In the To field, type the group name, click on the group name in the menu that appears. Members' names are entered in the To field.
Gmail group tips
In Gmail, you can't instantly create a new group of recipients in a message. If several send an e-mail in a group message for example, it is not possible to add them all to a new group quickly but each address must be added as a new contact individually, then add them afterwards all to the same group.
It is the same as if you enter several e-mail addresses in the To, Cc or Bcc fields and then you want to add them to a group. It is possible for you to hover over each address with your mouse, add them as contacts, then add them to a group but it is not possible to add each address quickly to a new group automatically.
This article is a lesson that allowed you to configure a group to send email contacts in the blink of an eye. You learn how to add existing contacts to a Gmail group, add new recipients to your contact list, and send an email to the whole group. You have some tips for Gmail groups.