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IT Blurb #20 - Creating a Contact Group in Outlook

July 16 2021

Good day, everyone! This week's topic is another that has been requested by one of our member libraries: how to create a contact group in Outlook. These groups are very useful if you need to consistently send emails to multiple people at once without manually entering their information. Since the web browser and desktop versions are slightly different, I have included both below.

Desktop:

1. Click the 'People' icon located at the bottom left of the screen. This icon is next to the 'Mail', 'Calendar', and 'Flags' icons.
2. Click the arrow next to the 'New Contact' button located at the top left of the screen, underneath 'File'.
3. In the drop-down menu, select 'Group'. Enter the name of your group and then click 'Create'.
4. After the group is created, a new window will appear where you can add members to the group.
5. To send an email to the group, click 'New Email' and enter the address of the group.

Web Browser:

1. Click the 'People' icon located on the bar on the left of the screen.
2. Click the arrow next to the 'New Contact' button at the top left of the window.
3. Select 'New group' from the drop-down. Enter the name of your group and then click 'Create'.
4. Once the group is created, you will be able to add members by entering their email address.
5. To send an email to the group, click 'New Email' and enter the address of the group.

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Jodi Arrowsmith

Hey Brandon, great job and going the extra to give both versions web and outlook. thanks for the info