If you have accidentally deleted a contact from your Gmail contact manager, or tried unsuccessfully to import or sync your contacts with Gmail and wanted it restored to its previous state you can now use Google’s Restore contacts feature to undo the changes made to your contacts. The Restore contacts feature allows you to set a restore point up to a maximum of 30 days. In this Google Apps tutorial, find out how to go about restoring deleted contacts in Gmail Contact Manager.
Restoring Deleted Contacts in Gmail
To restore deleted contacts in Gmail:
1. Login to your Gmail account.
2. In the left navigation pane, click Contacts.
3. Click More actions and from the drop-down list select Restore contacts.
4. In the Restore Contacts dialog box, select a restore point and click Restore.
If you selected an inappropriate restore point, you can undo the restoration and set another restore point.
How to Undo a Restore
- If you have set a restore point and have not navigated away from the Contacts page, in the notification bar, at the top of the screen, click the Undo button.
- If you have navigated away from the Contacts page or if the notification bar has disappeared, from the More actions drop-down list, select Restore contacts and start over again.
Points to Remember
When you set a restore point, remember that contacts that didn’t exist at that point of time will not be available and contacts that have been added since will also not be available.
Now that you know how to restore your contacts in Gmail, let us know if you think this feature has added value to your work.