Getting rid of an old Gmail contact

If you’re a Gmail user, you may have noticed that it can be tricky to get rid of an old Gmail account. Case in point, an address for a fellow named Chris, who is someone I worked with five years ago, keeps popping up as a suggestion when I type the letter “c” in the “To” field.

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To manage Contacts in Gmail, you look for the word “Gmail”, just under Google in the top-left of your inbox.

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Click the arrow next to Gmail and choose Contacts from the drop-down menu.

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You’ll notice there’s no Chris in sight on my Contacts list.

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If the person I wanted to remove was there, I could click on the name and select the three-dot icon at the far right of the name and choose Delete from the drop-down menu.

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The problem with Gmail is that is can make it hard to find your Contacts. There are only three people listed under my contacts. But if click the three-line menu in Contacts, I can also choose Frequently contacted. Now there are more people on the list that I didn’t see before.

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Now there are more people on the list that I didn’t see before.

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But, still, none of these people are Chris.  What I have to do to find Chris is use the search box at the top of contacts.

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I can type in a letter or the name of the contact I’m searching for.

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I can click on the contact, select the three-dot icon, and then choose Delete.

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Now, when I type the letter C in the “To” field on a new email, Chris no longer appears. Toodles, Chris. It was nice working with you.

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One thought on “Getting rid of an old Gmail contact

  1. Great tip for getting rid of contacts in Gmail.
    Does it work the same way for Yahoo mail? Contacts that keeps popping up as a suggestion when I type the letter “c” in the “To” field,cc and Bcc fields

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