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Adding a Group Contact to the Contacts App in MacOS

Last modified 2/11/2022

By creating a Group Contact in the Contacts App, you can associate several email addresses with a single entry. This feature makes it easy to send an email to a group of people.

Before You Begin

These instructions assume you have already added individual contacts to Contacts app in MacOS. Contacts allows you to add several existing contacts or add a new contact to a group. For more information on adding individual contacts, see the following article:

Creating a Group Contact

To create a group contact to the Contacts App, follow the directions below.

  1. Open the Contacts App Contacts app iconfrom your Dock or in the Applications folder.
  2. Click the Button with a Plus Sign New Group (Figure 1).
  3. A new entry will appear in the Group column under On My Mac. Type a descriptive name for the group, such as “History 107” (for your History class) or “Family” and then click the Return Key on your keyboard.
  4. Once you create your group, you can add contacts to the group. To add contacts to your group, click All Contacts from the menu on the left, then drag and drop contacts from the Name column onto the group contact you created.
  5. You can also create New Contacts within the group by once again clicking the Button with a Plus Sign and then selecting New Contact

    Figure 1:
    Contacts app image


To use your group contact in Mail, compose a new email message and type the group contact name in the To: field. The email will be sent to everyone in the group.


Getting Help

For Technical Assistance, you can Submit a Help Ticket, or contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, by email at ITHelp@ilstu.edu 

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