Last February, the old Google Contacts was permanently disabled in favor of the current Material iteration. That was done as feature parity neared, with Google a year later restoring the ability to create multiple contacts.
Tapping the “Create contact” FAB — complete with multi-colored plus sign — in the top-left corner now reveals two options: the straightforward “Create a contact” and “Create multiple contacts.”
The second option opens a dialog to “Add names, email addresses, or both” by just entering addresses, specifically by copying and pasting from the header of an email thread you might be a part of. This joins the existing option to import contacts by CSV or vCard file, but more direct as users can just type and separate with a comma.
Example: Andrea Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org, Elisa Beckett <email@example.com>
This feature dates back to the original Google Contacts and was just added this month. You also have the option to automatically add all these new people to a label. Clicking the label button shows all existing tags with the capability to create a new one at the bottom.
As of today, the ability to create multiple contacts with Google Contacts on the web is widely rolled out for personal and G Suite accounts.
More about Google Contacts:
- Contacts update finds people not saved to your account in search
- Google Contacts adds half-screen floating panel when adding new numbers
- Google Contacts 3.5.7 adds improved dark theme switcher in settings
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