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How to delete contacts in Gmail?

Gmail is one of the most used email services, it has become a part of many users life as it made sharing mails and different files easier and it has many Google apps which sync your data through Gmail.

If you are having trouble in deleting the contacts from Gmail, here is the guide to help you delete the contacts synced to your Gmail account.

Update: Last week, Google announced that the Contacts app will soon receive a ‘trash’ feature — similar to the one in Gmail. This feature will be rolled out to users globally in the coming weeks, so, after you delete a contact using the guide below, make sure to go to the Trash section from the side panel options to delete them permanently or if you’ve deleted a contact by mistake, you can also recover them from there. We’ll also update the same in the guide below as soon as the feature is available.

Also read: How to set up automatic reply in Gmail?

Deleting contacts in Gmail’s website on PC

You can delete a single or multiple contacts from your Google account, as shown in the separate guides below.

Deleting a single contact from Gmail

Open the Gmail website on PC or skip the first step and go to contacts.google.com directly, and follow the steps below to delete a single contact in Gmail.

Step 1: Click on the Google apps option, beside your profile pic on the top right corner of the screen.

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Step 2: Click on the contact you want to delete and a screen will appear with the details of the contacts. Click on the Meatball (triple horizontal dots) menu icon (the second option from the right on the top of the contact details box).

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Step 3: Click on the Delete option from the list.

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Step 4: A confirmation box will appear, click on Delete.

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Deleting multiple contacts from Gmail

Open the Gmail website on PC or skip the first step and go to contacts.google.com directly, and follow the steps below to delete multiple google contacts.

Step 1: Click on the Google apps option, beside your profile pic on the top right corner of the screen.

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Step 2: Select the contacts you want to delete by clicking on the checkbox beside the contacts and then click on the Meatball (triple horizontal dots) options (located below the search bar on the top) and then in the dropdown menu list, click on the Delete button.

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Step 3: A confirmation box will appear, click on the Delete option.

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Also read: How to create a group email in Gmail?

How to delete contacts on Gmail app for Android and iOS?

Just like Gmail website you can delete single and multiple contacts on Gmail app also.

Deleting a single contact from Gmail app

Launch the Gmail app and follow the steps below to delete a single contact on Gmail app.

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  • Tap on the Hamburger (triple horizontal bars) icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Then in the menu, scroll down and tap on the Contacts option.
  • List of your contacts synced to Gmail will appear; tap on the contact you want to delete.
  • Details of your contact will appear (refer to the screenshot below).
  • Tap on the Meatball (triple horizontal dots) icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Then tap on the Delete option.
  • Then a confirmation box will appear; tap on Delete option.
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Also read: How to block emails on Gmail?

Deleting multiple contacts from Gmail app

Launch the Gmail app and follow the steps below to delete multiple contacts from Gmail.

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  • Tap on the Hamburger (triple horizontal bars) icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Then in the menu tap on the Contacts option.
  • List of your contacts synced to Gmail will appear; tap on the Meatball (triple horizontal dots) icon, besides your profile pic on the top right corner of the screen.
  • From the options that appear, tap on Select to choose several contacts to delete or tap on the Select all option to delete all the Google contacts (refer to the screenshot below).
  • If you are selecting contacts, tap on them individually.
  • Once you have selected all the Google contacts you want to delete from the list, tap on the Bin icon beside the share icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • On the confirmation box, tap on the Delete option.
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Note that you’ll only see the contacts that are synced to Google and not the ones that are in your phone’s contact app.

Also read: How to create and setup a Gmail account?

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