How to Create an Email Contact Group in Outlook 2013

Do you regularly email the same group of people to schedule meetings? Plan events? Share cat photos? If so, why not create an Outlook group to save yourself the trouble of re-entering each name every time you send an email?

Here’s how to do it.

    • Open Outlook 2013.

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    • Select “People” from the navigation at the bottom of the screen.

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    • Select “New Contact Group.”

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    • Enter a name for your group in the Name field.

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    • Click “Add Members” and choose “From Outlook Contacts,” “Address Book” and/or “New E-mail Contact” to add members.

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    • Double-click each name you want in your group. Click OK.

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    • The names now appear in the group you created.

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    • “Click Save & Close.”

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Creating an Email using a Group

Now that you have created your first group, let’s show you how to use it.

    • Open Outlook 2013.
    • Click “New Email”

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    • When you start to type “Family” (for example), your new group appears. Select the group.

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    • You can expand the group to see the list of names by selecting the plus sign.

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