Deleting a Google Contact from Autocomplete

If you have an incorrect email address in your contacts or someone has changed email addresses, delete the incorrect one.

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Last Updated: March 22, 2017

When you start typing a contact's name in the To field of an email, Google autocompletes contacts and email addresses. You can remove a contact or email address so that it does not appear as a suggestion in autocomplete. If you have an incorrect email address in your contacts or someone has changed email addresses, it's a good idea to delete the incorrect one.

  1. Go to Google Contacts at www.google.com/contacts
  2. Using the search bar at the top, search for the contact or email address you'd like to remove
  3. If more than one name appears, click on the contact's name
  4. To delete the whole contact
    1. Click the More button
    2. Select Delete contact
  5. To delete an email address (but not the whole contact)
    1. Click on the email address you'd like to delete
    2. Click on the trash can icon that appears
      delete contact's email address by clicking the trash can delete icon

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