On a web site I have contact details section. This section can contain phone number, email address, personal site, etc. And I have button to add new item for contact details.

What is more correct form for 'Add ...'?

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    I think contact details is the closest you can get without becoming really obscure. – CHEESE Aug 14 '16 at 15:03
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    To those who downvoted because there was no information about how this phrase would be used, I think that there is. It's for a button a website where a user can add information. The OP says as much with "on a website" and his example sentence of "Add..." – GrimGrom Aug 14 '16 at 15:12
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    The title asks for a single word for phone number etc, but the question body asks for an alternative to 'Add ...'. Please clarify what you're asking for, and why your own term, contact details, is not appropriate. – Lawrence Aug 14 '16 at 15:36
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    @stan I am a native English speaker and wouldn't have a clue what you were asking for if you asked me that – Darren H Aug 14 '16 at 16:56
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    @Stan If someone were asking for my coordinates, I'd think they were referring to latitude & longitude, as if they were trying to land a rocket on me or something like that (link is from earlier today). "Contact details" or "contact information" or "contact info" seems like the way to go. – WBT Aug 14 '16 at 18:07

I think contact information is more common than contact details, although the latter is defined in Collins Dictionary as:

the information required to contact someone, such as an address or telephone number

To see that contact information is more common than contact details, see this ngram.

These two words comprise a collocation and are immediately understood to mean exactly what you want them to mean. Don't be led on the wild goose chase of looking for a single word when two will do just fine.

Here are some examples of "contact information" being used on websites: here, here, here, and here.


These days it's quite common to use "contact info" (short for contact information already mentioned) which includes e-mail address, phone number, mobile number, skype, facebook username, whatever.


The shortest suggestion I can think of is a shorter form of 'contact information'.

Contact info

This is also the version that Microsoft utilize in the popular Skype application.

Screenshot from Android Version of Microsoft Skype Application

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    It said this in Skype yeeeears before Microsoft acquired the technology. Just feels wrong to credit MS with the decision. – Lightness Races in Orbit Aug 14 '16 at 20:40

One more:
Add… Contact Method

But go with “Add Contact Details”.

It would be nice if you could just use the single word “Contact”. However, it wouldn’t be proper. That’s why other answers are suggesting “Contact Details” or “Contact Information”.

In the sense of human communication, contact has a few usages.

  • contact v. the act of establishing communication with a second party.
  • contact n. a person whose contact details appear in a directory of people and contact details.
  • contact n. the entry itself in the directory (sometimes called a “contact card”).

To say “Add Contact” would imply adding a new entry/person to the directory.

To say “Add Contact Method” implies opening up a dialogue box where you first choose the contact method and then enter the contact details/information.

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    +1. I think the OP is talking about a situation in which some contact info fields are available by default (probably basics like one email address and one phone number), and there is a button that allows users to add more information of their choice (less universal things like a Snapchat username or second email address). If so, I think this is the best answer. "Add Contact Field" would also work, but I think Method sounds less jargon-y. – 1006a Aug 14 '16 at 20:55
  • Yes. Nice. Field sounds like we’re talking about HTML forms. Which he is. – lukejanicke Aug 15 '16 at 15:51

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