Aug 13 2020 03:28 PM
Aug 13 2020 03:28 PM
When I set up a new team or a channel under a team, I noticed that I have to add each name one at a time. It's really tedious, and it seems like an easy add just to cut and paste a bunch of emails from a spreadsheet into this (you can do this in outlook to send to a large distro). Why are bulk adds in teams so difficult?
Aug 13 2020 03:50 PM - edited Dec 18 2021 02:45 PMSolution
Feedback URL for this (Updated Dec 2021)
Allow bulk adding of team members via .csv file. · Community (microsoft.com)
To be able to bulk add via CSV
Another way you can do it today, if you are an administrator and now how, is Powershell. You can do this with the Teams Powershell module. Lots of guides online. Gallery here
Alternatives are groups or Power Automate
Hope that answers your question
Aug 13 2020 04:55 PM
@Christopher Hoard , thanks for the guidance. The solution doesn't help me since I'm not an admin (which i should have specified). Good to know that others have found this issue before and that it is on the radar. Poor that MS still has not fixed. It is alarming that a long-held feature is mysteriously dropped. At least I have peace of mind that a ton of time wasn't truly wasted for not knowing how to use the feature, but merely because the feature did not exist. Too many competing offerings get these details right.
Sep 30 2020 05:21 AM
Jan 20 2021 11:09 PM
@ericxlin I have written a blog and developed a small script to do this easily.
Aug 11 2021 11:46 PM
@missyllane UserVoice is temporarily down and will be up again for some time before Microsoft migrate to the new feature request platform. As of now instead of trying to vote on the linked request you can use the above solution provided in the post with a video link attached.
Aug 12 2021 04:44 PM
Aug 12 2021 10:13 PM
Aug 13 2021 08:48 AM
@ChristianJBergstrom I appreciate you following up with me. I cannot find this extension on the web store. It seems it may not be available any more? I found another video showing this direct link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/refined-mircosoft-teams/bipffdldhfcecjhcgklheahpkocojfk?hl... I've searched as many ways as I can find. This was the only entry I could find in ChromeStats...
I appreciate any guidance.
Aug 31 2021 05:07 PM
@ericxlin have you thought about using Power Automate.
Sep 01 2021 04:34 PM
@NikkiChapple_ This worked GREAT! Thank you soo much! I have multiple projects expecting me to bulk load large team members as we migrate our activities into the Teams platform. This has enabled me to go forward without waiting for a corporate administrator's support.
Nov 10 2021 06:54 PM
Nov 10 2021 11:03 PM
Jun 28 2022 01:59 AM
Thanks for the flow. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work with external people as the "Add a member" action asks for the AAD ID. It wants users it already knows :p
My flow fails with the error message : "User '65237ea-7d72-a409-f59cfa6d2acb' does not exist."