How can I sync all of my Gmail contacts to FullContact?
1. Figure out where all of your Gmail contacts live. Here's a good place to start
. Are they in your My Contacts? Other Contacts? Groups? Directory? Google has a few different lists.
2. Are you using the new or old version of Google Contacts? The new version, called Google Contacts Preview, has a blue and white interface.
3. Make sure that all of the contacts you want syncing with FullContact exist in your My Contacts. FullContact only syncs with My Contacts. If you need to move contacts to your My Contacts (from another list), you'll find instructions at the very bottom of this article.
4. Once your My Contacts list is in good shape, sync your Gmail account to your FullContact account. You'll do this on your Settings page
5. On your Settings page, click Add New Email account. Add your Gmail account.
Do I have contacts in Gmail?
If you've created a Gmail account (and have sent at least a few emails), you have contacts in your Gmail address book. These are called your Google Contacts. In other words, with a Gmail account, you automatically have a Gmail address book, you're just likely unable to find it.
How can I find my contacts in Gmail?
You can find your contacts in Gmail (also known as your Google Contacts) a few different ways:
Option 2: Log into your Gmail account, click on Mail in the upper left-hand corner, then click Contacts.
Option 3: Log into your Gmail account, click on the Google Apps dashboard in the upper right-hand corner, then click Contacts.
Am I using the old or the new version of Google Contacts?
You're either going to see the old or new version of Google Contacts once you access your contacts in Gmail. If you're seeing a red and white interface on the left-hand side, you're using the old version of Google Contacts. If you're seeing a blue interface, you're using Google Contacts Preview (which is new).
How many different contact lists does Google create for me?
Google will create a few different lists for you, such as My Contacts
, Other Contacts
, and more. You can read about these different lists here
You'll want to pay close attention to your My Contacts, as this is the only list that FullContact syncs with. In other words, if you've connected (or are thinking about connecting) your Gmail account to FullContact, the only list FullContact has access to is your My Contacts in Google.
How do I know if I have contacts in my My Contacts in my Gmail account?
Head over to your Google Contacts, then view your My Contacts in the upper left-hand corner.
To note: if you are using the new version of Google Contacts called Google Contacts Preview (it has a blue interface), you will not be able to easily distinguish between your My Contacts and the other lists in Google.
We highly recommend that you switch back to the old version of Gooogle Contacts to easily find your My Contacts. Here are the steps to revert back to the old version of Google Contacts:
1. Click on More (left-hand side dashboard)
2. Click Leave the contacts preview
How do I add contacts from other lists to my My Contacts in Google?
To easily add contacts, either click the box next to each contact's name or you can bulk-select contacts and add them to your My Contacts. In other words, to make sure all of your Google Contacts are in your FullContact, move contacts from one list - i.e. your Other Contacts - to your My Contacts.
In the new version of Google Contacts, you can individually add contacts to your My Contacts or bulk-select contacts and add them to your My Contacts (using the +Person icon).
Is FullContact syncing all of my Google Contacts?
Not necessarily. FullContact is only syncing with your My Contacts
in Google. Again, while Google has a few different lists (My Contacts, Other Contacts, Directory, etc.), make sure any contacts you want syncing with your FullContact account exist in your My Contacts. See our Getting Started for Web app guide
for more instructions.