Delegating Google Contacts to Someone Else

You can give another Stony Brook University Google Account access to your mail and/or contacts.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Google Contacts
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: December 12, 2018

You can give someone access to your contacts (you can't delegate access to your contact groups) to give them access to view, add, and edit your contacts. That person would then view the delegated contacts in a separate section of their contacts. Learn more

You can only delegate access to contacts to someone else with a Stony Brook University Google Account.

Delegate Contacts in New Contacts (Contacts Preview)

  1. Sign into Contacts at www.google.com/contacts
  2. On the left side under More, click Delegate access (if you don't see options on the left side, click the Menu Menu button in the top-left corner) 
    More > delegate access
  3. In the Invite people box, enter the email address(es) of the user(s) you'd like to delegate your contacts to (you can enter up to 25)
  4. Click Send and then Done

Access Contacts Delegated to You in New Contacts

  1. Sign into your contacts at www.google.com/contacts 
  2.  On the left, you'll see Delegated Contacts with the name of the contacts' owner (e.g., From Nichole Gladky). Click a contact owner's name to view his/her contacts.
    delegated contacts > From Nichole Gladky
  3. While the contact owner's name (e.g., From Nichole Gladky) is selected, changes you make, by adding or editing contacts, apply to their contacts, not yours.

Delegate Contacts in Old Contacts

Delegate only the names/contact information for those in your My Contacts (but not any groups). Learn more

  1. Sign into Contacts at www.google.com/contacts
  2. Select MoreManage delegation settings
    More > Manage delegate settings
  3. In the Invite people box, enter the email address(es) of the user(s) you'd like to delegate your contacts to
  4. Click Send or Done

Access Contacts Delegated to You in Old Contacts

  1. Sign into your contacts at www.google.com/contacts 
  2.  On the left, you'll see Delegated Contacts with the name of the contacts' owner (e.g., Nichole Gladky). Click a contact owner's name to view his/her contacts.
    Delegated contacts

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