Jun 06 2019 07:10 AM - edited Jun 06 2019 07:13 AM
Jun 06 2019 07:10 AM - edited Jun 06 2019 07:13 AM
I am looking for a solution that will allow me to import or create multiple contacts into my contact list on Microsoft Teams. I would like to add all of my clients numbers into my contact list for easier calling but I cannot go through one at a time to do so, it would take to much time. As of right now I can add them one by one but I would believe there is an easier solution?
Jun 06 2019 07:34 AMSolution
Dec 22 2019 09:44 AM
I just implemented this feature into the following Chrome extension => https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/refined-microsoft-teams/bipffdldhfhcecjhcgklheahpkocojfk
:rocket: Enjoy ;)
Mar 06 2020 09:06 AM - edited Mar 06 2020 09:06 AM
This thread was referring to call contacts, not chat contacts. Please refer to original post.
Teams doesn't have an ability to do this currently. There is a uservoice on it here
Would recommend you vote to push it up the agenda.
Mar 20 2020 03:50 AM
@Christopher Hoard Hi guys, I did a test just now when in a Teams meeting and dialled my own personal mobile number, it displayed Mark Moran Mobile which is what I want but I am wondering where it is pulling this from? I checked in Outlook and I can't see a contact for Mark Moran Mobile? I ask because senior management want to be able to identify people who regularly dial into Teams meetings. Instead of showing a number they want a name displaying, do you know how I would go about doing this?
Apr 18 2020 07:38 AM - edited Apr 18 2020 07:40 AM
I can't even add one single contact to my Teams. Feeling SUPER frustrated right now, and wondering if I made the wrong decision purchasing Office 365 Business Premium in order to be able use Teams. I've spent many hours since purchasing it yesterday, and have gotten exactly nowhere. This does not strike me as the kind of work one should have to do to get it to function--and then still not have it function. What am I missing?? I'm a sole proprietor in my business, so every contact has to be an external contact. Can someone please help?
Apr 24 2020 12:51 AM
Have you done everything in this checklist to fully enable guest access in Teams - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/guest-access-checklist
All the best,
Apr 26 2020 09:19 AM - edited Apr 26 2020 09:21 AM
@Mark Moran There should not be a need to enable guest access on each contact, if you have ported phone system to teams. There should be an option to upload different shared contacts visible to different group of executive and staff and use to to dial external number.
Guest contact is useful for user not using phone system in Teams and using Teams to Teams to communication. I think the question pertains to contact and dialing external phone through contact not Teams to teams communication with guest contact on web/app.
Apr 28 2020 01:21 AM
@Prasant Chettri Hi there, we have not yet ported our phone system to Teams. All we want to be able to do (if possible) is have the contacts name appear when we use their number to add them to a Teams Meeting or call. This will allow us to more clearly identify who is on the call.
Apr 28 2020 07:56 AM - edited Apr 28 2020 08:11 PM
Thanks to @samber42 for providing the solution. Please try this in Chrome. I think, it is the best solution I have seen so far.
Sarcastically, one needs Chrome to solve Microsoft problems.
Jun 29 2020 10:07 PM - edited Jun 29 2020 10:41 PM
Hope this helps in time.
1. Open Chrome.
2. visit: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/refined-microsoft-teams/bipffdldhfhcecjhcgklheahpkocojfk in Chrome as developed/provided by @samber42 in the original post: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/importing-creating-contacts-in-teams/m-p/1077...
3. "Add" the "Refined Microsoft Teams" extension function to your Chrome browser
4. You will see an icon added on the right of URL line.
5. Click on it, Tick "Enable 2 columns display", and Click Save.
6. Go to login teams.microsoft.com and enter your Teams in Chrome (must use Chrome; no IE, no Teams for Windows, either.)
7. Choose the Team you want to add members. Go to add members, you should now find that you can copy and paste a list of members with their emails separated by ";" (semicolons).
8. I used Excel to make a list of string by combining all the members' emails. Use something like "=H2 & ";" & G3" for H3 will do the trick if all emails are listed in column G. Column H can concatenate all emails in one string.
9. Copy and Paste the final long string into the "Bulk import" window and Click "Bulk import" like below.
10. Wah-lah! you have all emails included in the members for the Team.
Jul 22 2020 07:45 AM
@drjkc can this work for speed dials too or just email addresses? Teams does not currently have a Globally managed speed dial list - so that staff can easily dial out to shared contacts. Teams does support this on a user-by-user basis - but nothing global.
I could, and just have, created a "Speed Dial" Team and bulk add external email addresses - but that's really just adding external users to a MS Team - phone numbers don't seem to be a part of this.
It's a cool feature - it just doesn't solve the problem of global management of speed dials for external numbers.
Aug 25 2020 05:48 AM - edited Aug 25 2020 05:50 AM
@sfanjoyImport all contact to the outlook with CSV, then use the team in browser , In that you will all outlook contact with phone number and easy to dial. but it will not appear in the desktop app version team.