How to manage contacts in Hotmail?

This article is going to tell you how to effectively manage contacts in your Hotmail (now Outlook.com) account. In Outlook.com, the People page can be used to view, create, edit contacts and contact lists. The following instructions will be a help when you are using Outlook.com beta. Let's try.

How to join the Outlook.com beta?

Select the Outlook beta toggle at the top right corner of the screen in Outlook.com and turn it on.

Create a new contact in Hotmail

  1. Open your Hotmail account by entering your phone number/Skype address and password.

  2. Click on the Application icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen.  To this point, select the People icon in the right-hand corner of the drop-down. 

    Create a new contact in Hotmail

     

  3. On the People page, if you want to add a new contact, click on the New contact button in the upper left-hand corner of the page. Or click on the People button, choose Contacts in the dropdown and click on Add a contact next to the plus mark.

    Add a new contact in Hotmail

  4. Enter the new contact’s personal information such as first name, last name, contact information, work... and click on the Create button.

    Tip:  You can add more information than what you see here, such as address and birthday. Select Add more to bring up more options.

    New contact Hotmail

    You can then add contacts to your safe senders list to make sure that their emails won't be sent to the junk or spam folder: How to add a contact to your safe senders list in Hotmail.

Add a contact to favorites

  1. In Outlook.com, go to Mail.

    Add a contact to favorites in Hotmail

  2. Click Favorites, select Add favorite and then enter the contact’s username into the box Search for a favorite.

    Manage contacts in Hotmail

Find a contact

  1. The most basic way to find a contact on the People page is to use Search box. Start typing in the search box to find a contact or contact list.

    Find a contact

  2. Select Favorites in the upper left to see people you've added as favorites.

    Find a contact in Hotmail

View and edit contact information

  1. On the People page, select a contact in the middle pane to see or edit information about them.

    Edit contact information

  2. To edit a contact, select Edit contact on the right side of the page or Edit on the tool.

    Change contact information Hotmail

  3. Click on the Save button after finishing your edit.

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