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How to create a shortcut to a contact (in Launcher on Samsung Note 8 Android)?

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New Contributor

I have had a Samsung Note 8 for about 2 years.  I use the Microsoft launcher to manage my interactions with the phone.  I love the Launcher product.

 

In the past, I have created shortcuts for frequently-called contacts so I can simply tap their icon and call or text them.  I have 4 of these shortcuts on a page on the phone.  I use Google contacts to store my contacts.

 

My problem is that I can't remember how to create these shortcuts in Launcher.  I want to add a new contact onto my shortcut page but I am unable to remember how to do this.  I have google-searched far and wide but am not able to find instructions how to do this.

 

Can someone help me?

4 Replies
Best Response confirmed by yagonj (New Contributor)
Solution
Normally you pin a contact from the People card in the Glance feed. But see issue reported above, it doesn't seem to be working.

@Deleted 

Thank you!  This worked for me and gave me what I needed.  

I have the same issue.

The problem is that I don't even have the People option in the Microsoft Launcher Glance view.

This widget is no longer available in the list.

 

Please help

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Fabien

Sadly, with the deprecation of Cortana, the launcher no-longer accesses contacts as it originally did.