How to Edit or Delete Contacts in the Windows 10 People App

By Andy Rathbone

In Windows 10, you can easily keep your contacts list up to date by making edits or deleting contacts within the People app. Has somebody fallen from your social graces? Or perhaps someone just changed a phone number? Either way, it’s easy to delete or edit a contact manually by following these steps:

  1. Click the People tile on the Start menu.


    The People app appears.

    The People app in Windows 10.
    The People app in Windows 10.
  2. To delete a contact, right-click his name and choose Delete from the pop-up menu.

    The person disappears from both the People app, and the email account that currently held that contact.

  3. To edit a contact, click the Edit icon (shown here).


    The person’s contact information appears for you to edit.

  4. Click the Save icon.

    The People app updates your contacts list, both in the app itself and the online account where that contact is stored. Edit a Gmail contact in the People app, for example, and Gmail also reflects the changes.