We should be able to add contacts into Groups, then we can quickly text and email those that we need to get in touch with. With a feature like this, I could clump all of my friends who live in the same town together, group all of my college roommates, or even group all of my coworkers together (I could even do it by organization, if desired). Having a Groups feature would really help me be able to keep my contacts together and be more productive.
Cheryl Kay commented
Grouping contacts and multiple mailings is essential. It is a function I have used for years. The web version is limited to less than 10 names. This is useless. I have to switch to a non Microsoft product.
You should be able to create a Group Email in Outlook Email.
Patti Jeske commented
It used to be that I could explode an email group and remove one or two people from the message, but now there is not that option!!!!!
PLEASE P:EASE PLEASE BRING that option back!!!!!!
It's way too much work to hunt and peck certain members when working with a group of 50!!!!!
It would be nice to be able to view and manage groups in the people tab. If I forgot what I named a group, it is very difficult to find it without scrolling through the whole list of people.
Joy Williamson commented
Old Hotmail used to have an icon above the email list where you could move selected contacts into one
group. I want to move all my neighborhood contacts with their emails into a common group for sharing news, reports, social outings, etc. I know there are other ways to do it, but I am not that computer savvy.
J Kulnis commented
When I add a person, would be nice to be able to add them to a group too. not having to open the group then add. Also, in the add member to group, that should open to the contacts list and be able to check mark the people you want to add.
Unless I have overlooked the obvious, there is no way to edit a distribution list just prior to sending an email. I frequently add to or subtract from the original list. Sometimes, for example, it is to delete a person from the list who just sent me a joke that I want to pass on to persons not on his list. (I don't like to send people's jokes back to them.) It is not always jokes, of course--could be letter of interest only to a few on my list.
This is important enough to me that I will use Gmail instead of Outlook, unless you can tell me that you already have this feature and then show my how to use it.
Is there a simple way to create a group contact from all other recipients of a message. Rather than opening a message from the group conversation and doing Reply-all, I'd like to create a message and send it to a contact group. I've not seen an option to create a group contact anywhere in the message menu / drop downs while reading a message received as part of a group message.
Steve Hartlep commented
Reinstate the "Group" feature for the Contacts. Or some way of grouping contacts for nefarious reasons. :) jk Seriously though, the ability to group contacts would be extremely helpful.
Thanks for hearing me out.
in the Outlook app for the PC that I have been using for years, I have kept groups of people straight by putting them into groups, and have color coded those groups. Some contacts reside in more than one group. I don't see an option in the online Outlook for sorting my contacts by group and showing the group in a column on screen. I also have used the groups to send emails to the entire group, and I don't see that option.
Also, I have photos attached to the contacts for many of my contacts on the PC as well as on my Android phone, and when I imported my contacts the photos didn't come along.
What happened to our ability to sort people into groups? I need to add new neighbors to our neighborhood watch list and can no longer find that option.
hotmail/outlook is not user friendly. I want to edit emails and groups-very cumbersome. Plus you bundle similar messages so sometimes a miss a new one. Very unhappy with hotmail/outlook-
Earlier it was easy to manage/edit categories or Groups. Now I don't find any option to add or deleat names in the Groups already created. Pl help .
I lost the abilities to manage group mailing in outlook.com. I cannot add or remove a contact. The help button as usual is totally helpless.
Would it be possible for Microsoft to send an email to all the users describing the benefits of using outlook.com and provide a useful guide on how to find the common features that we never had a problem before.
This issue has started last week; when I selected a contact and click on "edit". on the top menu the word "group" appeared and now it is no where to be found.
Where is it?
Derek Gaston commented
I would like to be able to add a Contact to an existing group from the contact card. It would also be nice to be able to select contacts and then right click and be able to select "Add to Group". I noticed this today when adding in a new employee's information. I had to hunt down the group in my folders and select "Add Member" I feel like this could be accomplished more quickly.
John Symmons commented
I would like to see not only contacts but groups of contacts as I use these on awful lot where various organisations need information.u
Lowell Wickman commented
I can never figure out the secret command that allows me to make a contact a member of a group. I bring up a contact list and there is no place to type in a name for adding a contact to a group. When I bring up a group there should be an OBVIOUS command for adding a member
I have a contact list for a genealogy group I belong to and I have tried to edit two of the members emails which they have changed. Hotmail will not allow it. I have even deleted the two people from the contact list AND from my list of people but when I try to re-enter their names, Hotmail pops up with the old and incorrect email address. This REALLY SUCKS!!
If it is possible, a good idea might be to allow e-mail groups in the inbox : for example, if a couple of people are sending you emails over a specific subject that there were the option of greating a folder inside and visible in the inbox (not on the side bar). It is currently the case for me : there are 3 events on which I wait for answers, but they get all mixed and have to loose time looking for each manually.
In short : the possibility of creating folders/groups of mails among the other mails in the inbox, would be nice.
David Swan commented
Good news is that Groups in Outlook.com now sync with outlook. Bad news is that they are a pain to use, both in Outlook.com and Outlook. You should be able to add someone to a group within the contact, or at least be able to select those you want in a group, and add them all at the same time. The one at a time add within the group is a pain. Note that if you have a potential group member without an Email, they cant be added at all. You have to make up a false email to add them. In todays TEXT SMS world, this is a severe limitation.
There is no group filter or search in either outlook. In outlook.com, you cant tell a group vs a contact without opening it up.