Adding a new contact in Outlook

3 ways of adding a new Contact into Outlook

In this blog post I am going to quickly run through how to add a new Contact in Outlook.

I will run through how to add a new contact in Outlook.com, the Outlook desktop app for Windows and for Mac (OSX). Click the link below to navigate to the section that will be most useful for you.

How to add a new contact using Outlook.com

How to add a new contact using Outlook for Windows

How to add a new contact using Outlook for Mac

How to add a new contact using Outlook.com

Browse to Outlook.com and log in.

Once you have successfully logged in to Outlook.com. Click on the ‘People’ in the navigation bar, at the bottom right of the browser window.

Online people navigation item.

This should now take you to your contact’s management section of Outlook.com.

At the top left of the window, you should see the “New contact” button.

New contact button online

After clicking the “New contact” button you should see the following screen.

The new contact screen in Outlook.com

Enter the information of the person you would like to save to your Outlook contacts. I always make sure I enter the persons First name, Surname, Email address and Company.

The ‘Add more’ section at the bottom allows you to enter more information against the contact. Personally I don’t use this too much when creating a new contact.

I normally edit a contact’s details further once I have emailed them a few times.

Once you have added all the relevant information the “Create” button should now be enabled and clickable.

Saving a new contact in Outlook.com

After clicking the create button, Outlook.com may take a moment to save your contact. Once saved, Outlook will show you a preview of that contact.

Preview of a new contact saved in Outlook.com

The new contact should also be listed and searchable in the contacts listing.

New contact available in Outlook.com

There you have it. Quickly and effortlessly add a new contact using Outlook.com

How to add a new contact using Outlook for Windows

Open your Windows Outlook desktop app.

Click on the ‘People’ in the navigation bar, at the bottom right of the app.

People navigation item in Windows

This should now take you to your contact’s management section of Outlook.

At the top left of the window, you should see the “New contact” button.

New contact button in Windows

After clicking the “New contact” button you should see the following screen.

New contact screen in Windows

Enter the information of the person you would like to save to your Outlook contacts. I always make sure I enter the persons First name, Surname, Email address and Company.

I normally edit a contact’s details further once I have emailed them a few times.

Once you have added all the relevant information the “Save & Close” button should now be enabled and clickable.

Save and close button on Windows

After clicking the save and close button, Outlook may take a moment to save your contact. Once saved, Outlook will show you a preview of that contact.

Contact preview in Windows

The new contact should also be listed and searchable in the contacts listing.

New contact in listing on Windows

There you have it. Quickly and effortlessly add a new contact using the Windows Outlook desktop app.

How to add a new contact using Outlook for Mac

Open your Mac Outlook desktop app.

Click on the ‘People’ in the navigation bar, at the bottom right of the app.

People navigation item on Mac

This should now take you to your contact’s management section of Outlook.

At the top left of the window, you should see the “New contact” button.

New contact button on Mac

After clicking the “New contact” button you should see the following screen.

New contact screen on Mac

Enter the information of the person you would like to save to your Outlook contacts. I always make sure I enter the persons First name, Surname, Email address and Company.

The ‘Add more’ section at the bottom allows you to enter more information against the contact. Personally I don’t use this too much when creating a new contact.

I normally edit a contact’s details further once I have emailed them a few times.

Once you have added all the relevant information the “Save & Close” button should now be enabled and clickable.

After clicking the create button, Outlook may take a moment to save your contact. Once saved, Outlook will show you a preview of that contact.

Contact preview on Mac

The new contact should also be listed and searchable in the contacts listing.

New contact in listing on Mac

There you have it. Quickly and effortlessly add a new contact using the Mac Outlook desktop app.

Manage your contacts on any device.

I hope you have found this blog post useful. Outlook is great as you can manage your contacts, using a variety of operating systems and apps. Using an online portal if you are on the go.

Thanks for reading.

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