Adding contacts to groups

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    The phone does not give me the option of adding a contact through beginning the typing of the name. Scrolling through my 5000+ contacts is not a usable way for me to add contacts but the typing options that worked fine on my older Droid does not appear on the Moto under adding contacts to group.
     
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    Droid Moto? Do you mean the original Droid from 2009? Or one of the new Moto Z Droid series? There is a Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Droid Play and Moto Z Droid Force.

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    To the best of my knowledge newer phones and the newer versions of Android do not support Contact Groups. There may be different Contacts apps on the Play Store that do, but I've never searched for one.

    You should see a magnifying glass symbol on the Contacts screen which is the search option. Then as you start typing the name the list filters down.

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    Excellent phone. My have wife has that model and really likes it.

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    "Should" is right. However, under Edit Contacts, there is no magnifying glass; only a scroll tool and boxes to check. With a large number of contacts, that's tricky, but maybe I just need to learn how to use it and forget about the old way.
     
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    Sorry, i didn't mean a search box when editing. When you first open the Contacts app there is a search symbol at the top of the screen to help locate a contact

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    Yes, I use that. On my old Droid, I could add contacts to a group through the same method in contacts: "Edit" then start typing and tap it in. There is no typing option at that point in this phone. It's scroll and check, except, with 5000 names whizzing by, that is a touchy operation. However, it may be just a skill thing. After all, Google/Motorola must know best!