How to Share Google Contacts Using the Android Mobile App

Shared Contacts for Gmail allows you to enjoy having uninterrupted access to your organization’s shared contacts on your mobile devices. Users also have the ability to add new shared contacts from their phones through the Android mobile app.

In our opinion, mobile devices are – if not the most – important tool, for connecting and collaborating with one another. For work or personal use, mobile devices are the embodiment of attaining and building relationships while on the move.

For instance, Michael needs to add shared contacts from mobile, as well as needs constant access to his shared contacts as he is continuously on the move.

Time needed: 3 minutes.


To enjoy contact sharing directly from your mobile phone, just install the Shared Contacts for Gmail® mobile app on your Android or Apple stores.

  1. Once the mobile app is downloaded, sign in using your email address.


    Download Mobile Shared Contacts for Gmail App

  2. On the right hand side of your labels, you will see the ‘share’ icon, click this icon on the desired label.


    Click share Icon on a Label youd like to share

  3. Begin typing an email address(s), with whom you would like to share this label with.

    Remember, you can also share contact lists with domain groups (email groups).
    Add email addresses with whom youd like to share this label with

  4. Select your collaborators’ access restrictions by pressing the downward arrow by ‘view only’, to view all access options.

    “View Only” is the default setting in place for all collaborators.
    Select your collaborators access restrictions

  5. To see who the collaborators of this label are, simply press the label and click the share icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen.


    See who the collaborators are in a shared label

  6. At the bottom of the screen, users can see their collaborator icons.


    The collaborators





Here are some extra helpful tips for your Android app!

  • If you would like to view who has access to the label, simply click on the ‘share’ icon, and you are able to view your collaborators at the bottom of the screen, as well as if you click the icon on the top right-hand corner. 
  • If you click on a contact, you are able to call the contact directly from the app, as well as edit their information!
  • You can also call them, text them, send an email, or a Whatsapp!

Congrats, you are now a pro at sharing contact labels on your mobile device!

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