Is there a way to add a new contact into a particular contact group which I have in my Google contacts? Similarly, is there any way to move contacts from one group to another?

It seems as of now, I can only create contacts on Android but cannot put them in any specific group. To do that, I've to use the web interface of Google contacts.

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    FWIW, the version of android you are running is important here. This is something that I believe was added later. Go to Settings / About Phone to find that out. – halr9000 Aug 3 '10 at 0:37
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    This may also depend on the specific distribution of Android; different distributions might include different contact applications. The contact application on my stock android 2.2 doesn't have this option. – CodeSavvyGeek Aug 4 '10 at 2:34
  • You can always install third party contact apps.. – user3303 Apr 3 '12 at 20:33

Open the contact, click menu-->edit and scroll down. You should see a drop down box titled groups just below the email addresses. Click that and you can then select the groups the contact should be a member of.

  • I dont see this option. What version of the software is running on your phone? – zero4 Aug 3 '10 at 17:24
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    Android 2.2 on the HTC EVO. It might be an HTC specific feature. Which phone do you have? I'll try to upload some screenshots later today – shimonyk Aug 5 '10 at 21:40
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    Confirming not on Moto Droid 2.2. Btw, you can open the contact menu by long-pressing it in the contact list. – TomG Sep 18 '10 at 0:13

I have Android 2.3.3 on Samsung Galaxy Ace and it doesn't have any option to edit the groups. I'm managing the contact groups from GMail and then sync. It's a standart feature on Android 3. You can use a third party application to manage your contacts. Some applications have the ability to edit contacts' groups. (DW Contacts & Phone & Dialer)


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