Google Apps Overview Lesson

Covers Google Forms, Sites, Calendar, and YouTube

Contacts/ Groups

Creating groups in Google apps is useful because you can use them to send and share things more efficiently by typing the group name instead of each individual in the group. For example, you can create groups by hour, by department, or by some other organizational structure. Here's how you do it:
  • Log in to your account and click the Contacts icon in the black bar at the top of the screen.
  • On the left side, you will see an option for a new group. Click that
    • Name the group
    • Click on the head with a + sign to manually enter contacts by email address, separating each with a semi-colon.
    • You can also do bulk uploads by clicking More > Import
    • NOTE: If your acct. is part of an organization, contact names may autocomplete when you start typing their names. You can also access all the org. contacts form the directory on the left side
  • You may see a Circles section. That is for your Google Plus account, and they are organized as groups already

Once your groups are created, you can start a new email or doc, and when you start typing the name of the group, it will autocomplete.

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