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    Question Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    I feel like I'm crazy that I can't seem to locate them... Nowhere in contacts is the option to sort by or view my groups.
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    The good news is that your are not crazy. The bad news is that the native contacts app does not support groups as the online version does.

    Is time we as a group go the Google support blogs and start asking for all these basic functions to be included on the stock apps.
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    I love that you included the word -BASIC-. There are so many basic things that you expect modern apps to do that these simply don't.
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    Default Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups???

    Sorry to necro this thread, but it seemed like the logical place to ask this:

    Is there a way(app or setting) to send email to one of my gmail groups without having to type in each name?

    I coach, and I like to send out email to all the parents to remind them of the schedule each week. I used to have an Epic and I would just compose an email and tap the contacts button, pick the group, then select all the members of the team's group. Is there a decent app that will let me do that?
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    Angry Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    I am wondering the same thing in Android 2.2.2 all of by contact groups did sync to my device.
    now in 2.3.4 only the My Contacts group syncs to my device. I find this very disappointing I used to be able to select a group of contacts and find the one I wanted. I also did not have to have all of my contacts in the My Contacts group. Only the ones I use most frequently.
    In the interim I move all 900 of my contacts into My Contacts but I hope they fix this.

    Jeff
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    This is ridiculous. How is it that Google, developer of Gmail, and Google, developer of Android, cannot get their act together and allow Gmail Groups to be used in their Android Gmail app??

    I'm curious, how do Google employees send messages from their Android phones to a group of their coworkers? They use some third-party app like Contacts GroupU or the phone's Contacts app? Surely this can't be so...

    Even with third-party workarounds, the lack of integration between Gmail Groups and the Android Gmail app is disconcerting. It does not allow users to simply forward an e-mail to a group of contacts. And it reveals a big, gaping hole in Google's efforts to integrate their products for a seamless user experience. Please fix this, Google.
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    Default Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    Not that it helps but I haven't found a way in ICS on the NS4G to send emails to groups.

    The new "People" app that replaced Contacts does have great support for viewing and editing the group but I have yet to see a way to email an entire group.

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    Oh thank gawd, I was making myself crazy trying to figure out where my groups were.
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    glad to see I am not crazy, I really miss this feature from my BB, I have 3 groups and they are listed on my GN contacts, but no luck in getting a group email to send or forward. This really suxs! I can do it from the home computer but not my "Smart phone", what a joke goggle and gmail are for missing this option.
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    On the android phone, go to contacts, then press main menu. Select Display Options, then select the google account. All your groups will be there but only the System Group by default is checked. Drove me crazy too. Obviously, make sure you sync your contacts to your device before doing all this. Hope this helps.
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    Question Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    Quote Originally Posted by klrjaa View Post
    On the android phone, go to contacts, then press main menu. Select Display Options, then select the google account. All your groups will be there but only the System Group by default is checked. Drove me crazy too. Obviously, make sure you sync your contacts to your device before doing all this. Hope this helps.
    I had been looking for two hours for this info and thank you. What is the system group in gmail ?
    Jerry
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    Also, Thanks for the help on the groups. I followed your instructions and sure enough all seven groups were just sitting there waiting to be checked so that they would show and be available for use when i touched the two person icon. Worked perfectly! SteveCG
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    Angry Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    Quote Originally Posted by swenpro View Post
    This is ridiculous. How is it that Google, developer of Gmail, and Google, developer of Android, cannot get their act together and allow Gmail Groups to be used in their Android Gmail app??

    I'm curious, how do Google employees send messages from their Android phones to a group of their coworkers? They use some third-party app like Contacts GroupU or the phone's Contacts app? Surely this can't be so...

    Even with third-party workarounds, the lack of integration between Gmail Groups and the Android Gmail app is disconcerting. It does not allow users to simply forward an e-mail to a group of contacts. And it reveals a big, gaping hole in Google's efforts to integrate their products for a seamless user experience. Please fix this, Google.
    Coming from a BlackBerry 9930 and could send email to any of my groups or forward a email to a group by just clicking on the group folder and have gone back in time twenty years in time with the gmail on my Razr Maxx it is so disappointing because i use my email a lot and forward to my groups daily. I am still in my 14 day window so i don't know what i am going to do now. Is there any apps i can get to fix is big hole in the gmail mobile on my Razr Maxx ?
    Jerry
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    Smile Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    THANK YOU! I looked a long time and a lot of places for that information, and was about to give up!
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    Default Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    This DID NOT WORK for me. While I followed your steps and selected all my groups, when I go to the Native or the installed from the market Gmail app on my Droid RAZR MAXX on VZW, when I try to compose or forward an email and start to type a group name my group does not appear. I should not have to enter every person separately.

    One thing I did found if you go to contacts and then groups then select that group then hit the menu button, you get option to send a text or email. Which I did and it seem to work for a new email but not a forwarded one. And it is alot of unnecessary button clicks to get to something so basic.

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    Default Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    On my HTC Incredible, in the People app at screen's bottom the second option is the "groups". List groups, select the desired one click "share", select gmail
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcomessina View Post
    On my HTC Incredible, in the People app at screen's bottom the second option is the "groups". List groups, select the desired one click "share", select gmail
    Unfortunately, that's a feature in HTC Sense (my Gingerbread-based Thunderbolt also has this), but not a native feature of Android.
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    Can't seem to select my groups in Gmail on a Galaxy Note II, either.
    Bummer.
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    For the Samsung phones you can email a group by going to contacts and selecting the Groups tab. Then longpress the group you wish to send the email to and a menu will appear (Delete, Send Message, Send Email, Edit Group). Tap send email and the corresponding email tool you wish to use and it will open up from the pop up.
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    Default Re: Where are my Gmail Contact Groups?

    Brandon Baum, do you know how to use a group in gmail on a Samsung Tab?

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