Select contacts one page at a time not the entire list

You should add a button where you can select just one page of contacts at once. I had a number of contacts get uploaded without email addresses and was told I had to manually click each to delete them. If you had it so you can select by page I could just sort and delete the appropriate pages of messed up contacts. This function of selecting by page would be helpful for bounced emails as well.
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CC_JenniferB
Employee

Alternately, for this specific case of contacts that don't have email addresses, you could use advanced search to find them all and then select them all and delete them. Under the search box in the top right of the Contacts page, click Advanced. Then, search for Email address "is blank".

 

Jennifer Bubriski

Group Product Manager, Contacts

Hannah_M
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open
 
HansellLLP
Occasional Participant
The select all feature should not select the entire list, it should only allow you to select all that are showing on the page.
Hannah_M
Moderator

Thanks for posting this feedback!

Hannah_M
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open
 
JohnD2949
Occasional Participant
1. Add Grammerly to the text boxes. Currently I have to post my email in Grammerly, make the changes, cut and past it into CC and then have to fix all the layout errors that get lost in the repast. 2. When I need to go to my list and copy several email addresses and past elsewhere I have to open each one separately to get to their own info page then click again on their email before I can cut a past. A real pain if I have a lot of names to deal with. If I could just copy from the Contacts list without having to open each name that would be very much better.
SteveK800
Participant
If I am on a page looking at contacts and there are total of 500 contacts but I want to only select the 50 contacts that I see on the page, how do I do that?
Beatriz_R
Employee
Status changed to: New

Hello @SteveK800,

 

Thank you for this feedback! This is not something that is available at this time but we are tracking this request and I have passed this along to our Engineers.

DianeH0381
Participant

I highly agree. I want to be able to only select one page at a time and then click off the few that I don't want to make edits to (add to a seperate list or segment). 

FrancesG1
Participant

Please consider adding an option to remove a large group of contacts from a List.  Right now, I have to remove 2801 contacts from a particular list and there's no way to do it except checking them off one by one.  Why can't I import a spreadsheet of contacts and say "Remove these from xxx List"? 

 

Another option is to be able to import a spreadsheet of contacts with a field that says which list to put each on.  It can be exported like that, it'd be nice if it could be imported the same way.

 

Thanks!

KatieM816
Participant

It would be nice if I could just select the 50 emails that appear on the page to delete and unsubscribe, rather than having to select them individually so not all of them are deleted. Also, it would be nice to not have to scroll through the pages but give the option to go to a certain page (like page 1).

Caitlin_M
Administrator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @KatieM816. There is a select all option on the Contacts page located next to the Email Address column. Are you not finding this in your account?  

 

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Caitlin_M
Administrator
Status changed to: Voting Open

Reply from @KatieM816 

Thank you for getting back to me. Yes, it does have that function, but that deletes the entire list of email addresses, correct? I just wanted an option to delete those showing on one page.

 

Thank you for pointing this out! The "Select All" option does select all contacts in a selected status or list, not by page. We've escalated this to our Product teams. The post will show as "voting open" but this allows us to update the post easily if there are any changes.

BarbeaT
Participant
With the new way of showing contacts I realized we have at least 400 contacts without emails that need to be deleted. I couldn't find a way to mark the ones on the screen by 50's all at once. If I click the check mark on the top, it selects my entire list of contacts. Then I have to click 400 times to delete those contacts. Not very productive.
Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @BarbeaT thank you for sharing this feedback with us! When working in your contacts are you unable to select all contacts on your page through this select all check box?

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CrosswordC
Participant

I have the same issue. If you check the box it selects ALL contacts not just the ones that are currently displayed on the page. Is there another way to select JUST the ones that are visible on the page without having to check each individual box?

 

ColetteT88
Participant
it would be so nice if when looking at a list (for example the least engaged) if I could just select the 50 it's showing. I often want to keep the more recent ones from 2021, but it is tedious to click each one separately. (if this is an option already, please let me know how) I know with gmail, you can click the box at the top and it only selects the 50 showing. When I click the one on this site, it highlights all 6000 contacts. Thanks so much!!!
PaulA779
Participant
Can you remove this or create the option to hide it? thanks.
DougP507
Participant

I reached out about this and it's still not an option. Back to clicking 6,000 contacts...

KarmenS
Participant

This is super frustrating! BUT our work-around was to add a new custom field to our accounts called Group #, then export the whole list to Excel, sort it, modify it, and add a new custom field column to create groups within the list, then upload the list as new contacts. Contact Contact recognizes the leads and adds the new column to each of them. Then you can filter your list by the new custom field (Group # for us). 

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi everyone,

 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to share your need or selecting contacts one page at a time. We’ve compiled and discussed much of this feedback you’ve shared internally. There are no immediate developments pertaining to this request, but we are continuing to share the feedback and use cases discussed here. We will mark this as Acknowledged and will post any updates we may hear from our teams.

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
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