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Hide your last import in Contacts

In Contacts, to hide your last import from the Groups sidebar, choose View> Hide Last Import, or press Option-Command-L.

Share a contact's card via AirDrop in Contacts

In Contacts, to share a contact's card via AirDrop, select their card, click the Share button in the bottom-right corner, then choose AirDrop Card.

Mark a card as a company or person in Contacts

In Contacts, to mark a card as a company or person, choose Card> Mark as a Company, or Card> Mark as a Person, or press Command-Backslash (\).

Add a person's Twitter username to their card in Contacts

In Contacts, to add a person's Twitter username to their card, choose Card> Add Field, then select Twitter from the menu.

Create a Smart Group from the current search in Contacts

After doing a search in Contacts, to create a Smart Group from that search, choose File> New Smart Group from Current Search.

Apply special effects to a contact’s picture in Contacts

In Contacts, to apply special effects to a selected contact’s picture, double-click their picture, then click the Effects button, select an effect and click Done.

Change a field’s label on a contact's card in Contacts

In Contacts, to change a field’s label on a contact's card, select the contact, click Edit, then click the label and choose a different one.

Set a custom texttone in Contacts

In Contacts, to set a custom texttone for a contact, select the contact, click Edit, then click the Texttone field and choose a new sound.

Share a contact's card via Messages in Contacts

In Contacts, to share a contact's card via Messages, select their card, then click the Share button and choose Message Card.

Get directions in Contacts

In Contacts, to get directions from Maps to a selected contact's address, click an address label (Home, for example), then choose Get Directions.

Export a vCard for an entire group in Contacts

In Contacts, to export a vCard for an entire group, Control-click the group, then choose "Export Group vCard..." from the pop-up menu.

Map an address in Contacts

In Contacts, to map an address for a selected contact, place the pointer over an address label (Home, for example), then click the blue map pin that appears.

Include contacts’ images when you export vCards in Contacts

In Contacts, to include your contacts’ images when you export contacts as vCards, choose Contacts> Preferences, then click vCard and select "Export photos in vCards".

Print mailing labels, envelopes, or lists in Contacts

In Contacts, to print mailing labels, envelopes, or lists for selected contacts, choose File> Print, click Show Details, then choose an option from the Style pop-up menu.

Set a custom ringtone for a contact in Contacts

In Contacts, to set a custom ringtone for a contact, open their card, then click Edit and select a tone in the Ringtone field.

Show your last import in Contacts

In Contacts, to show your last import, choose View> Show Last Import, or press Option-Command-L.

Add a phonetic spelling for a contact in Contacts

In Contacts, to add a phonetic spelling for a selected contact, choose Card> Add Field> Phonetic First/Last Name.

Set up your contact card in Contacts

In Contacts, to make the selected card your contact card, choose Card> Make This My Card.

Copy a map URL in Contacts

In Contacts, to copy the Maps URL for a contact's address, click the address label on their card, then select "Copy Map URL" from the pop-up menu.

Start a Messages conversation right from Contacts

In Contacts, to start a Messages conversation, select a contact, then click their email address or phone number label, then choose "Send Message".

Add or change a picture in Contacts

In Contacts, to add or change a picture, select a card, then double-click its picture well, then select a picture and click Done.

Sort contacts by last name in Contacts

In Contacts, to sort contacts by last name by default, choose Contacts> Preferences, click General, then select Sort By: Last Name.

Start a FaceTime video call in Contacts

In Contacts, to start a FaceTime video call (if available), select a contact, then click the FaceTime button on their card.

Rename a Smart Group in Contacts

In Contacts, to rename a group in Smart Groups, select the group, then choose Edit> Rename Group.

Send your card to others via Messages in Contacts

In Contacts, to send your card to others via Messages, choose Card> Share My Card> Message My Card.

Show the location of a contact’s address in Contacts

In Contacts, to display a map in Maps that shows the location of a contact’s address, place the pointer over an address label, then click Show Map.

Display a map in Contacts

In Contacts, to display a map that shows the location of a selected contact’s address, click an address label (such as "Home"), then choose "Map this Address".

Edit the card template in Contacts

In Contacts, to edit the card template and choose which fields appear on new cards by default, choose Contacts> Preferences, then click Template.

Email an address card from Contacts

In Contacts, to send an address card as an attachment in a new message in Mail, open the card then click the Share button and choose "Email Card".

Switch views in Contacts

In Contacts, press Command-1, Command-2, or Command-3 to switch to Groups, List and Card, or Card Only view, respectively.

Sort contacts by first name in Contacts

In Contacts, to sort contacts by first name by default, choose Contacts> Preferences, click General, then select Sort By: First Name.

Add a person's birthday to their card in Contacts

In Contacts, to add a person's birthday to their card, choose Card> Add Field and select Birthday from the menu.

Archive all of your contacts in Contacts

In Contacts, to archive all of your contacts so that you have a backup copy of them, choose File> Export> Contacts Archive.

Make a FaceTime video call from Contacts

In Contacts, to make a FaceTime video call, click the label (work, mobile, etc.) next to a contact's phone number or email address and select FaceTime from the pop-up menu.

Add a custom picture to a card in Contacts

In Contacts, to add a custom picture to a contact's card, select their card, then choose Card> Choose Custom Image.

Rename a group on your Mac in Contacts

In Contacts, to rename a group on your Mac, select the group, then choose Edit> Rename Group.

View a contact in a separate window in Contacts

In Contacts, to view a contact in a separate window, double-click the contact in a list.

Copy a mailing label in Contacts

In Contacts, to copy a mailing label from a contact's address, click its field label ("home", "work", etc.), then select "Copy Mailing Label" from the pop-up menu.

Export a contact as a vCard file in Contacts

In Contacts, to export a contact as a vCard file, drag the contact to the desktop.

Enlarge a phone number in Contacts

In Contacts, to temporarily enlarge a contact's phone number to make it easier to see, click the label (such as "Work") next to it and choose "Show in Large Type".

Combine cards in Contacts

In Contacts, to combine information from multiple cards in the same account, Command-click each card to select them, then choose Card> Merge Selected Cards.

Spotlight search for contact information from Contacts

In Contacts, to search for contact information on your Mac, Control-click the contact and choose Spotlight from the pop-up menu.

Find duplicates in Contacts

In Contacts, to find duplicate cards, or cards with the same contact name but different info, choose Card> Look for Duplicates.

Show group membership in Contacts

In Contacts, select a contact, then press the Option key to highlight all of the groups in which they are a member.

Send a message to all members of a group in Contacts

In Contacts, to send a Mail message to all members of a group, Control-click the group, then choose "Send Email" from the pop-up menu.

Remove a contact from a group in Contacts

In Contacts, to remove a contact from a group, select the group the contact belongs to, then select the contact and choose Edit> Remove From Group.

Organize selected contacts into their own group in Contacts

In Contacts, to organize selected contacts into their own group, select them, then choose File> New Group From Selection.

Change the name order for all contacts in Contacts

In Contacts, to change the name order for all contacts, choose Contacts> Preferences, then click General and select an option for "Show first name".

Share your card via AirDrop in Contacts

In Contacts, to share your card as a vCard to another Mac via AirDrop, choose Card> Share My Card> AirDrop My Card.