Google Contacts

Google Contacts stores and organizes contact information for those you communicate with and the Stony Brook Directory. Contacts can contain basic information-like names, email addresses, and phone numbers-or extended information, like physical addresses, employers, departments, job titles, or custom notes. Contacts sync with the other Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts) and mobile devices so you have easy access from anywhere. 

Contacts in Shared and Delegated Mailboxes

November 19, 2018

Now that everyone is on new Gmail, access to contacts for Shared or Delegated Mailboxes is different. Learn more.

October 15, 2018

In new Gmail, you can't access full Contacts in delegated accounts. However, delegated mail account owners can delegate their contacts to you. You would then access the delegated contacts with your contacts at

Delegate contacts

Winter 2019: New Contacts

Starting today, New Google Contacts is available for you to try. January 15th, everyone will be moved to new Contacts, but you can switch back to old Contacts temporarily.

Beginning February 12th, everyone will be on new Contacts, and old Contacts will no longer be available.

What's New in Contacts

The overall layout of new Google Contacts is the same, but it has an updated look and some new features:

  • Group contacts with labels (this used to be called contact groups)

  • Customize display columns and order

  • Show/hide the left sidebar

  • Scroll through all contacts

Learn more

Try New Contacts

To New Contacts now, sign into your Stony Brook Google Account at, and click Try Contacts preview in the bottom-left corner. Between now and February 12th, switch back to old Contacts by clicking Switch to old version in the bottom-left corner of new Contacts.

About Google Contacts

Store and Organize Your Contacts

Google Contacts is an app designed to store information about the other users you communicate with - you can easily organize and seach your contacts through Google Contacts

No Need to Search for Information

You can use your contacts to store names, email adresses, phone numbers, addresses, employer, department, or job title.

Quickly Send Emails/Make Calls

Google Contacts will work with your other Google apps (such as Google Mail and Google Hangouts), so that you can easily access your information when you need it.

Getting Started with Google Contacts

Sign In

Sign in with your email address and your NetID password at Access Google Contacts from other Google apps by clicking on the grid icon in the top right corner.

Add Contacts

From Contacts, click + Create contact near the top left; then fill out information for that contact. Learn more about creating, editing, and removing contacts.

Use Your Contacts

Google Contacts syncs with your other Google applications and suggests contacts. For example, when you start typing in the "To" field in an email, a list of suggested email addresses from Google Contacts will appear.

Additional Information

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