How Do I Add, Delete, Import & Export | Manage Hotmail Contacts
The Outlook Contacts feature can also be used for Hotmail accounts. This feature is really helpful for people who frequently use emails. It will greatly optimize your Hotmail usage as you can manage the contacts, by adding the ones you frequent to favorites. You can also create custom folders which you can use to categorize your contacts in any way you like. Hotmail also allows you to filter the contacts and the folders within the contacts by arranging them via their first or last name. You can also view their company and arrange as so. You may also create contact lists to further arrange your contacts.
For all of the contacts related actions, first you need to go to the “People” people section in your Hotmail. It is the third icon on the bottom left corner of the screen. You need to be logged in to manage your contacts, So make sure you are logged in to the proper account. If there are any issues while signing in to your account. Click Here to go to our guide on Hotmail sign in.
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Managing Hotmail/Outlook Contacts
Click on the People button as pointed by the red arrow in the picture below.
Hotmail will open a new tab which will allow you to manage your contacts.
Adding Contacts to Hotmail
To add contacts. Click on the “New Contact” button as indicated by the red arrow shown in the picture. Or, if you have have not created any accounts yet. You can click on the button shown by the blue arrow and create new accounts.
The account creation tool will appear on the screen. It will provide various details for you to enter. You may also add a picture to create a better recognizable contact. Clicking on the Camera icon will open a new window to add a picture. You can also add notes for the contact you are adding. This feature will help you keep reminders associated with the individual. You can add contacts to hotmail from other email service providers like Gmail or Yahoo.
It is better to upload a small resolution picture for best fit. You can select and drag the photo to the blue circle from other tabs or from the computer itself. Clicking on the “Upload a photo” to add a saved photo. This will allow you to go to the directory and upload the file. This option is better if the picture you want to add is inside many subfolders.
You can click on the “Add more” option to bring up further details for you to enter. For example, you may add birth dates or anniversaries for your loved ones. You can also add multiple different phone numbers and addresses if needed.
Once you have added a contact. The contact will appear as such on your screen. The company name will appear on the places as hidden by the light blue lines. You can edit the contacts by clicking on the Edit option below the search bar. Or, by clicking on the option as shown by the red arrow.
Deleting Hotmail Contact(s)
You can manually delete contacts by clicking on the Delete button. To delete multiple contacts, Select the contacts by clicking on the images. Then click any of the two Delete buttons indicated by the red arrows. You may also link the selected contacts by clicking on the option pointed by the blue arrow. If the selection is not suitable, you can cancel the selected contacts by clicking on the Cancel button below the Delete button.
Importing and Exporting Hotmail Contacts
You can import or export hotmail contacts easily via the Manage option below the search bar. You can hover your cursor on the manage option. Both, import and export options will appear on a drop down menu. To Import contacts click on the Import contacts option shown by the blue arrow. To export contacts click on the Export contacts as shown by the red arrow.
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