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How to Edit a Contact in the Windows 8.1 Metro People App

If you want to change the information associated with a Metro People person — a contact — in Windows 8.1's Metro People app, here’s how to do it:

  1. Inside Metro People, tap or click a contact’s tile.

    The contact details appear.

  2. Swipe from the top or bottom or right-click the desktop to bring up the App bar at the bottom. On the right, tap or click the Edit icon.

    The Edit Info pane appears.

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  3. Change the information you want to change.

  4. Tap or click the Save icon. (It’s the one that looks like a 3.5-inch floppy disk in the upper-right corner. What? You’ve never seen a 3.5-inch floppy disk?)

    If your contact suddenly disappears, there’s a reason why! If you changed the name, and the new name matches the name of a contact that’s already in your People list, Metro People consolidates the two contacts, throws away the picture for one of them, and presents you with the merged result.

A word to the wise: If People threw away one of your contacts, it’d be a very good idea to look at the details of the surviving contact and make sure they’re accurate.

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