Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Solved: How to search ONLY MY OWN Personal Contacts in Gmail

For some reason, Google's Geniuses changed it so when we search for our contacts and hit "enter", it shows us every name in the internet, as default! I finally figured out how to get only my own contacts.

1: Type in the contact name, or even part of it, but do not hit Enter.
2, Click on the blue rectangle with the magnifying glass to the right of the search box.
3. You will now see only your own personal Gmail contacts.

Why on earth Google has set it up this way I've no idea. I'd think that when you open your own contacts, and search for contacts, you're obviously looking for your own contact. At the very least, Google should explain this--or have two search bars: one for personal contacts and one for global contacts.

Enjoy Amoy!

Dr. Bill

Xiamen University www.amoymagic.com

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