Gmail: How to Restore Deleted Contacts

   Posted December 21, 2010 by Lê Hoàng in Google

If you have accidently deleted contacts from your Gmail account, this post will help you recover and restore them.

After all the importing and exporting we do into Google’s services, it should not be surprising that sometimes we actually remove some contacts accidentally. Although often it is possible to restore them from a mobile device or another service, Gmail has a method specifically designed to restore contacts that have been deleted.

1. Log in to your Gmail account.

2. Go to Contacts.

3. Go to More actions->Restore contacts…

4. When the Restore Contacts window pops up, select a time to restore to and hit Restore. Please note that you can only restore deleted contacts within the past 30 days.

5. After that, you will see a notification on the top of Gmail’s user interface. You can click on Undo to rollback the changes.

Also, you may wish to check out how to recover deleted contacts in Windows Live Messenger 2011.


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  • Vinod

    This is not working when I select contact whole contacts are displayed and there is no provision to restore contacts

    • Anonymous


      Select Contacts->More actions->Restore contacts.

      Have you read the whole article?

  • Elton Sites

    Hmmmnn… This just shows that anything we deleted are still kept and stored by Google. I wonder they will delete it. Deleted things are meant to be deleted. How about the conversations we made?