Creating a group in Apple contacts

If someone wants to group up certain contacts and send emails to a group of people.

Prerequisites: Mac shortcuts basics

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Expected Outcome: Group is created and a message can be sent to all of them.

Tools Required: Internet, Mac

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Steps to Perform

  1. Go to contacts either on the dock or through finder.
  2. Under all contacts click on the plus sign under a contact.
  3. From here you can create a new contact, or create a new group of contacts.
  4. When hitting new group name it immediately as there is no way to rename it later.
  5. If a group needs to be deleted simply click on the group and hit the delete key on the keyboard. 
  6. Now go to the contact you want to add and use the shortcut “Command + C”, to copy the contact.
  7. Click on the group folder and use the shortcut “Command + V”, to paste the contact into the group. 
    1. Note that you can also right-click/2-finger click and select the option itself for steps 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, and 13 but using the "control" hotkeys are easier.
  8. If you would like the contact to be in the group and still under all contacts or under multiple groups  you must do the following.
    1. Click on the contact and use the shortcut “Command + C”, then use the shortcut “Command + V”. If done correctly, there should be two of the same contact. 
    2. Use the shortcut “Command + X” to cut the contact which should remove the extra contact.
    3. Click on the other group or all contacts and use the shortcut “Command + V” to paste the contact. 
    4. Control + click the group and you will be able to send an email to the entire group. 
    5. Now when writing an email you will be able to simply type in the name of the group and it will automatically fill all members of that group.